BA Blanketed By Thick Smoke from Burning Brush

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For a good part of the last two days, parts of downtown Buenos Aires have been under a cloud of thick smoke. The smoke apparently came from farmers clearing brush from fields just outside of the city. Reports say that over 173,000 acres were burned, and strong winds are what pushed the smoke into the city. Interior minister Florencio Randazzo called it a “disaster,” and the city is looking into preventing things like this in the future. Some highways were closed due to lack of visibility, and major tourist sites such as the Obelisk were almost entirely blocked from viewing. On a positive note, the smoke is natural, and not pollution or chemically treated materials.

Via: Bloomberg News

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