Bolivian Amazon fires: relief as rains douse two-month inferno

Heavy rains have helped military contain blazes that have burnt more than 4m hectares of land

Heavy rains over recent days in the Bolivian Amazon have helped put out forest fires that have raged for two months across the land-locked South American nation, charring more than 4m hectares of land, local authorities said on Monday.

The storms helped Bolivia’s military contain blazes in the region of Chiquitania, home to large areas of dry forests and indigenous communities that have lived in them for centuries.

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