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December is summertime in Argentina, and unfortunately that often comes with drought conditions that make wildfires common in the area. (Credit: timyee/Shutterstock.com) December is summertime in Argentina, and unfortunately that often comes with drought conditions that make wildfires common in the area. (Credit: timyee/Shutterstock.com)

While many eyes have been on the United States as it battles abnormally extreme weather events, including wildfires in Colorado that caused an estimated $1 billion in damage and ripped through 6,000 acres of land, our neighbors in the southern hemisphere are battling flames of their own.

According to the Associated Press, fires began in Argentina’s Patagonia region in early December 2021, most likely due to a lightning strike. December is summertime in Argentina, and unfortunately that often comes with drought conditions that make wildfires common in the area.

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Brittney Meredith-Miller

Brittney Meredith-Miller is assistant editor of PropertyCasualty360.com. She can be reached at [email protected]

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