Huge Fire at Bolivian Chaco

Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Oct 14 (Prensa Latina) A huge fire spreads along Bolivian Chaco threatening to approach Charagua city, in the eastern department of Santa Cruz.

  According to the department mayor Claudio Lopez, the fire has covered 15.53 miles and threatens to approach five neighboring communities.

Lopez stated the causes of the fire are still unknown.

Charaguan mayor’s office asked for help to the departmental authorities to smother the fire, which began today in the early morning at Chaco ranges, affected by a great drought.

Bolivian Chaco includes regions of Santa Cruz department, Tarija and Chiquisaca.

Source: Prensa Latina

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