Cusco, Peru: Archaeological Complex Pikillacta Threatened by Wildfires

Posted on July 27, 2011 • Filed under: Culture, Peru, Police/Military Activity, Weather/Climate

According to, on Monday July 25th officials of the Ecological Police of Cusco warned of a huge wildfire a few kilometers from the archaeological site of Pikillacta. Officials say the fire began around noon and they are unable to contain it by the time the warning was made public. Officials are seeking help from the Peruvian Civil Defense and the Army to help contain the flames. Currently, only the ecological police and residents of the area are fighting the fire, which is estimated to have consumed about 8 acres of farmland and pastures. The site of Pikillacta is one of the most important centers of the Hauri culture in Peru.Read Article

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