Wildfires – Argentina
Officials scrambled to tame a wildfire raging in a northeastern Corrientes province of Argentina that has consumed around 7,413 acres. Images showed huge smoke clouds billowing from the wildfire and traffic jams caused by the disaster as large patches of wilderness burned uncontrollably. Firefighters, police and two water-bombing planes have been working since Sunday to douse the fire which is the largest wildfire reported in 2023.
Wildfires – Australia
The Alpha Road Tambaroora bushfire which was sparked by lightning more than a week ago has burnt through more than 18,000 hectares. At least six homes have been destroyed. Almost 200 sheep have been euthanased by vets and hundreds more did not survive the fire.