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Hundreds of Fires Across Democratic Republic of the Congo

7.3S 25.8E

May 23rd, 2013 Category: Fires

Democratic Republic of the Congo – May 23rd, 2013

Hundreds of fires burning across the Democratic Republic of the Congo release plumes of smoke that blow towards the northwest. Most of the fires are burning in grass or cropland. The location, widespread nature, and shear number of fires suggest that they were deliberately set for land management by farmers desiring to return nutrients to the soil and clear away unwanted plants.

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