On Friday, February 2, Argentine authorities announced that approximately 100 wildfires had been reported in La Pampa province since December 2017. According to local sources, fires have burned at least 6000 square kilometers (2300 square miles) of land, and have led to the deaths of at least two people. Firefighters fear new flare-ups in the coming days and weeks due to strong winds and a lack of rain.
Forest fires are common in Argentina during the summer months (December-February).
Individuals in La Pampa province are advised to keep abreast of the situation and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. evacuation orders).
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