Mass wildfires in Argentina devastate over 1mn hectares

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Massive wildfires in the Pampas region of Argentina which started in mid-December 2016 had consumed over 1 million hectares of the country's plains by January 5, 2017. Over the past month, roughly two dozen fires have spread across the rural landscape. They were caused by thunderstorms that followed a spell of hotter-than-average weather.