Massive wildfires in Bolivia devoured more than 400,000 hectares of land

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Wildfires in eastern Bolivia have devoured more than 400,000 hectares of forest, crops and grasslands. No fatalities or evacuations have been reported, according to authorities. Santa Cruz, 540 miles southeast of La Paz, is the region being most affected.

President Evo Morales said on Monday he was sending 400 soldiers to the area to reinforce the 200 already working there. Governor Rubén Costas declared a disaster zone over the weekend.


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