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Paraguay declares fire emergency

Paraguay, S.A.
The government of Paraguay has declared a state of emergency after large fires destroyed more than 100,000 hectares of forest and agricultural land.

The country's President, Nicanor Duarte, issued the decree after the fires worsened in four provinces.

A Russian water tanker plane has been contracted by the Paraguayan government to help battle the fires.

The fires have been partly blamed on land-clearing and burning by subsistence farmers.


More wildfires blaze this year
NORTH CAROLINA has been hit with more than 5400 wildfires this year - before the typical start of the fall wildfire season.

Photo- Sept 12: A small patch of woods burns near a field on Hebron Church Road in Orange County outside of Mebane on Tuesday afternoon. It was one of three fires in the county that were fueled by dry conditions and strong winds.
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