According to the Argentine government, 7,852 square kilometers of forest, pastures and swamps have been burned so far – one tenth of the total area of the province of Coriander. The fire is spreading fast: most recently, the area burns about 300 square kilometers every day. A large number of firefighters, soldiers and police are engaged in extinguishing the fire. Many fire engines are in use.
Esteros del Iberá National Park is also affected by the fire. Videos show Caymans and Cuckoos fleeing the flames. The Argentine government has estimated the economic damage caused by the fire at 20 billion pesos (165.4 million euros).
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