3 APRIL 1998. MEXICO: FIRES

Inter Press Service reports 82,000 hectares of forests and grasslands burned through March, close to the total for all of 1997, in 11 of Mexico's 32 states, the hardest hit being Puebla, Oaxaca and Chiapas. Twenty firefighters have died. April and May are the driest months, so things are expected to get worse.

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