Wildfires rage close to Machu Picchu archaeological site

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A forest fire that has been burning since Tuesday engulfed more than 20 hectares (49 acres) of grassland and the remains of the Peruvian Llamacancha archaeological site inside Machu Picchu’s sanctuary. Footage showed forest brigades fighting the fire which, according to officials, has been difficult to control because of strong winds and the inaccessibility of the area

Peru wildfire threatens Machu Picchu as remote location hampers efforts to control blaze

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Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art. 

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