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The Buenos aires city dawned below of a great cloud from smoke which caused the surprise of the citizens who got up early this morning. For what is this? According to National Metereological Service (SMN) the strong wind of the northwest caused the ashes of the fires of Parana Delta reach the soil of the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires (AMBA).

“Important concentration of #smoke over the north of Buenos Aires due to the #fires in the Paraná Delta,” the SMN reported on its social networks. Along the same lines, he added that the situation is added to the panorama that is repeated by other sources of fire in various provinces of the country. Currently, the Metropolitan Area of ​​Buenos Aires is surrounded by fires.

Users of social networks noticed the cloud of smoke that also came with an intense smell of burning that entered homes. “What is that smoke that invades the city of Buenos Aires? But of course! Burning of wetlands!” said a user on Twitter next to a Geamap map with the number of fires in the Paraná Delta area.

Heat wave

The heat wave and high temperatures that affected the city of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and other provinces in the center and north of the country further complicated the fight against the flames. Yesterday, national brigade members and personnel from the provinces of Entre Ríos and Santa Fe worked by land and air to extinguish new outbreaks registered in the last few hours on the islands of the Paraná River delta, the Secretary of the Environment of Entre Ríos informed Télam.

The Paraná Delta also suffers from the lowering of the river that reached historical figures. As the Naval Prefecture specified last week, it was four centimeters below zero. The fact is related to the intense drought that has affected the area for two years. The lowering of the river caused complications for the fauna, the consumption of water for the population and the danger of the concentration of pollutants.

More fires in Argentina

At the beginning of January, the City of Buenos Aires was enveloped in a cloud of smoke due to the ashes of the fires in Patagonia. Although they were suffocated, in recent days there were outbreaks in Bariloche, Río Negro, which have not yet been controlled. The flames crossed National Route 40 and concern the population due to the burning of more than 6,000 hectares of native forest.

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