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Bolivia: Firefighters take to the sky in battle against Chiquitos blazes

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Robore
August 27, 2019 at 12:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters were deployed to battle blazes spreading on the outskirts of the Amazonian basin near the eastern town of Robore, Chiquitos Province, on Monday.

Some 3,800 square miles (9,800 sq. km) are affected by the fires, twice the area estimated on Thursday, 22 August.

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for re-election to tackle the wildfires at a news conference, where he also welcomed international aid and called for regional cooperation.

A record number of fires have been raging through the Amazon rainforest, the majority of which is located in Brazil, but which also stretches into Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname.

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Firefighters were deployed to battle blazes spreading on the outskirts of the Amazonian basin near the eastern town of Robore, Chiquitos Province, on Monday.

Some 3,800 square miles (9,800 sq. km) are affected by the fires, twice the area estimated on Thursday, 22 August.

Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday that he is suspending his campaign for re-election to tackle the wildfires at a news conference, where he also welcomed international aid and called for regional cooperation.

A record number of fires have been raging through the Amazon rainforest, the majority of which is located in Brazil, but which also stretches into Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela, Bolivia, Guyana, French Guiana and Suriname.

M/S Firefighters, Robore

M/S Firefighters

M/S Firefighters running towards helicopter

M/S Firefighters in helicopter

W/S Smoke rising from fires *AERIAL*

W/S Chiquitano forest *AERIAL*

W/S Wildfires *AERIAL*

W/S Smoke rising from fires *AERIAL*

W/S Helicopter landing with firefighters

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