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Forest Fires Scorch Thousands of Acres in Nicaragua

MANAGUA – At least 2,011 hectares (4,965 acres) of forest have burned in Nicaragua’s northern, western and Caribe Norte regions since January, officials said.

A total of 483 hectares (1,192 acres) have burned in the northern provinces of Esteli, Nueva Segovia and Madriz, Sinapred national emergency management office chief Rafael Ramirez told the public Canal 4 television station.

Fires broke out around the Masaya volcano, south of Managua, destroying 40 hectares (99 acres) of forest, Ramirez said.

The fires have started and spread because of the dry season in the Central American country, the emergency management official said.

Fires have also consumed 1,488 hectares (3,674 acres) of forests in the western province of Chinandega and in the Caribe Norte region, where Hurricane Felix toppled millions of trees when it made landfall on Sept. 4, 2007, providing fuel for the blazes, Ramirez said. EFE
 

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