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Forest Fires in Bolivia

Thursday, 16 September 2004

Type of Event:
Forest fire
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Charter Requestor:
SIFEM (Argentina)
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Description of the event

Hundreds of fires in Bolivia have created a thick haze of smoke and prompted two regions to declare a state of emergency. Fanned by strong winds, the smoke extends over five departments, covering 59% of the Bolivian territory, an area of more than 650 thousand km2.