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Wildfires burn 1.8 million acres of forests in Bolivia

Posted On: Aug. 27, 2019 6:06 AM CST

Wildfires have burned more than 1.8 million acres of tropical forests and savannah in the Amazon region in Bolivia, CNN reported citing sources. Brazil's space research institute said that the number of wildfires increased 422% to 13,396 fires in Bolivia so far this month. Evo Morales, president of Bolivia, said that the wildfires have damaged forests in La Chiquitania region in eastern Bolivia.

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