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Wildfires out of control in Bolivia

A state of emergency has been declared in Bolivia as forest fires spread across the country.

Almost 25,000 fires have destroyed about 1.5m hectares (3.7m acres) of land and more than 60 houses.

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Thursday that the country was not properly equipped to handle the fires.

  • 20 Aug 2010