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Wildfire rages in Danube delta

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Wildfire rages in Danube delta

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A wildfire in the Danube delta in southeast Romania has destroyed more than 300 hectares of vegetation.

The blaze broke out on Saturday in a remote marshy area.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

Firefighters’ attempts to get it under control were hampered by strong winds, which changed direction several times.

The blaze damaged the natural habitat of various species of reptiles, tortoises and birds.