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Bolivia’s largest region declares “red alert” in the face of forest fires

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The department of Santa Cruz, the largest and most populated region of Bolivia, declared this Thursday a "red alert" in the face of forest fires that threaten some thirty municipalities and have been considered at "extreme risk".

"A red alert is declared due to the occurrence of forest fires in the department," said the head of the Santa Cruz Forest Fire Unit, Yovenka Rosado, during a report on the situation in that eastern region.

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