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The United States should help with wildfires and bushfires in Argentina

In the wake of the devastating fire in northeastern Argentina, the governor of the province of Coriandes has called on the US government to help. “I have asked the United States for support through its ambassador to Argentina, as the Corrientes need more resources to deal with the fire disaster,” Gustavo Valdés wrote on Twitter on Sunday night. Neighboring Brazil has already dispatched firefighters and fire engines over the weekend.

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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