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Smoke from Fires in Bolivia Clouds South American Skies Once Again

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October 19th, 2010 Category: Fires

Smoke from Fires in Bolivia - October 12th, 2010

Thick smoke is visible once again over large parts of South America, released from devastating fires in Bolivia. Upon opening the full image, some individual blazes can be seen beneath the hazy grey veil.

The worst of the damage from the fires has been to Bolivia’s section of the Amazon, particularly in the eastern part along the country’s border with Brazil. The blazes were caused by farmersĀ  using fire to clear land for planting, combined with extreme drought that caused the plants to dry out, allowing the fires to run rampant.

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