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Fri Nov 1, 2019, 07:42 PM

Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

Source: BBC

Brazil wildfires: Blaze advances across Pantanal wetlands

1 November 2019

A 50 kilometre-long (31 mile) wildfire is advancing across Brazil's Pantanal wetlands.

The governor's office in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul said the fire was "bigger than anything seen before" in the region.

At least 50,000 hectares of vegetation have already been destroyed.

The area, located in the southern part of the country, is one of the most biodiverse regions in the world and a popular tourist destination.

The fire began on 25 October and is said to be advancing rapidly due to the combination of high temperatures and high winds.

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Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50257684

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