5 JUNE 1998. GUATEMALA: FIRE
Dominic Hamilton of the Environmental News Service reports that over 1,700 hundred Guatemalan firefighters have brought 110 fires under control in the Peten area, but that until rains arrive at the end of June, the situation could flare up again. At least 580 square miles were nurned, including areas in several major parks, but sparing Tikal. Slash and burn farming apparently triggered many of the fires.---Environment News Service <ensnews@ctaz.com>

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