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Environment officials warn of wildfire risk due to strong winds

Strong winds in Costa Rica on Tuesday morning reached speeds of up to 100 kilometers per hour in the northern Pacific, prompting fears of wildfires.

Severe blaze extinguished in Chirripó National Park, but forest fire still rages in surrounding area

Firefighters have extinguished a severe forest fire in Chirripó National Park in Costa Rica's southeastern region. The fire burned through a total of eight hectares of the park, and is still raging in the mountains surrounding the park.

Forest fire spreads to Chirripó National Park

Officials suspect the fire started with an illegal logging operation in Talamanca.

Costa Rica’s ‘Toño the Pizote’ wants a summer without forest fires

With the approach of Costa Rica’s driest time of the year, propaganda to prevent forest fires has begun flying. Spearheaded by Costa Rica’s own version of Smokey Bear, Toño the Pizote, the “Summer Without Forest Fires” campaign launched on Wednesday.

Forest fire burns part of Las Baulas National Marine Park

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in the Las Baulas National Marine Park Monday night. Approximately half of a hectare of the park’s area was burned, according to park rangers.
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