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Fire tears through city eco reserve

A fire has raged across an ecological reserve in Argentina's capital, streets from the city's political and financial centre.

Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri said it was believed that the blaze was started deliberately.

At least eight fire crews fought to bring the blaze under control after flames shot more than 30 feet in the air. No injuries have been reported.

The Ecological Reserve covers more than a square mile bordering the Rio de la Plata. The mayor said it had not yet been determined how much of the park burned.

The reserve is considered the "lung" of Buenos Aires and its vegetation is home to lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs, bats, voles and weasels.


From Belfast Telegraph