Amid the destruction of widespread wildfires, firefighters in Bolivia were able to save a small life.
A bird, singed and thirsty, was plucked from the smoking debris and given water by attentive firemen.
Santa Cruz officials said the blazes have scoured more than 1 million acres, and they are calling on neighboring countries to help extinguish the flames.
Meanwhile, global outrage is growing over thousands of fires in the Amazon rainforest. Protesters have blasted Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro for refusing help in battling the infernos. Bolsonaro has warned other nations to butt out.
The lush and verdant Amazon supplies 20% of the world's oxygen.