Portugal wildfire clouds Madrid from 250 miles away

STORY: Smoke from Portugal's huge wildfire

is clouding Madrid 250 miles away

Residents say they can smell a strong burning smell

“We feel it. In fact, we were walking down Gran Via and wondering what was it due to. You can even smell it. To be honest, we don't know what has happened."

“We felt the smoke a bit. We come from Madrid's cable car and from there you can see all the city covered in what we think is smog, very polluted.”

The fire started on August 6 in

the Serra da Estrela national park

It has so far burned over 42,000 acres