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Fires in Bolivia Blow Smoke Over Peru

11.8S 69.5W

September 20th, 2010 Category: Fires, Lakes

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia - September 16th, 2010

Fires in Bolivia continue to release thick clouds of smoke that hang in the air over Bolivia, Peru and Brazil in South America. Despite a brief respite from rains in the beginning of the month, many of the fires have begun burning again, particularly in Santa Cruz Province.

The high Andes Mountains prevent the smoke from moving further south into the arid regions of Peru, Bolivia and Chile. Visible south of the mountains is Lake Titicaca, the large dark blue lake in the lower right quadrant.

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