Massive ash cloud from wildfires engulfs southern Paraguay – video

A vast, fast-moving cloud of ash hundreds of metres tall and several kilometres wide has swept over southern Paraguay, blown in from wildfires raging in neighbouring Argentina after two years of severe drought. 

A weather front of cold air from the south acted ‘like a broom’, explained Eduardo Dose, a Paraguayan hydrologist, scooping up soot from burnt pastures and forests as well as dust from drought-stricken wetlands. Strong winds then channelled the choking cloud 

Wildfires send giant cloud of ash across southern Paraguay

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