FIRE

The flames burn some areas of Montevideo, the photos

A series of fires is affecting some areas of the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.

The coastal areas of Las Vegas and La Floresta have been affected and firefighters are trying to extinguish fires.

The situation, according to the authorities, is quite unpredictable, due to strong wind and drought.

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Fires in Montevideo (Uruguay)
A series of fires is affecting some areas of the city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
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The areas affected by the fires
The coastal areas of Las Vegas and La Floresta have been affected and firefighters are trying to extinguish fires.
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The unpredictable situation
The situation, according to the authorities, is quite unpredictable, due to strong wind and drought.
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The origin of the fires
The fire appears to have started from a nearby sawmill and spread rapidly following wind gusts of up to 60 kilometers per hour.
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The U.S. Donation
The U.S. Embassy said it would donate more than a million dollars in equipment to Uruguay to strengthen its capacity to fight fires.
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