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Wildfires in Paraguay’s Presidente Hayes Department – June 8th, 2010

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June 8th, 2010 Category: Fires, Image of the day

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Several wildfires in Paraguay’s Presidente Hayes Department can be seen releasing smoke towards the southwest. These fires were probably set to clear fields or forest land for crops.

The department is bordered by the Alto Paraguay department to the North, Argentina to the South, the departments Concepción, San Pedro, Cordillera and Central to the East, and Boquerón department to the West.

Here, much of the Boquerón department appears tan in color due to the presence of cities and towns such as Filadelfia (center of the tan area).

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