Bolivia struggles to contain fires scorching farms, forests

Bolivian firefighters, members of the military and citizens fighting to protect their homes were battling to contain flames that have ripped through more than a million hectares (2.5 million acres) of farmland and forests. There are more than 26 active fires in Bolivia’s agriculture areas of Santa Cruz and Beni, the government said. Recent rains, however, helped quell potential fires to 1,377, down from 3,128.

Source: Reuters