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Colombia: 14 states on forest-fire alert

August 20, 2014 - 6:00am

Colombian weather institute, IDEAM, has placed 14 states on alert for forest fires, Colombia Reports reported.

The country is currently experiencing strong summer drought conditions.

The Risk and Disaster Management Agency said that so far in 2014 there have been 933 forest fires, of which nearly 300 events were recorded in July.

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