Mexico reports nearly 4,000 prairie fires this year

16:02, May 22, 2010      

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Mexico has registered 3,995 cases of prairie fire so far this year, the country's National Forest Commission (Conafor) said on Friday.

The wildfire, with a daily average of 36 cases, has affected a total of 64,381 hectares of fields, it said.

The Conafor, affiliated to the Environment and Natural Resources Ministry, said that 39 percent of those affected fields were pastureland, 47.56 percent were bush and shrubbery, and 13.38 percent were forests.

The National Center of Forest Fires Control said five of the country's 31 states were affected most with the wildfire from 2003 to 2009.

Source: Xinhua

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