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Devastating wildfire in Bolivia, at least 1 million hectares burnt

Aug 26, 2019, 10.20 AM (IST)

Firefighters battled wildfires raging through Bolivia's Robore region on Sunday, August 25 that have engulfed rural villages and doubled in size since Thursday, August 22. Bolivian President Evo Morales on Sunday said he was now open to international aid to fight the blazes that have burned unabated across vast swaths of hilly tropical forest and savannah near Bolivia's border with Paraguay and Brazil. At least 1 million hectares, or approximately 3,800 square miles, have been impacted by the fires, officials said.