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A firefighter screams as a forest fire grows behind him in an area close to the house of former painter Oswaldo Guayasamin in Quito, Ecuador on September 12, 2012.
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Smoke from a fire billows in a forest in the metropolitan district of Quito on September 12, 2012.
More than 1,000 hectares of forest have been burned since a series of fires started two weeks ago in the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha, according to the country's Ministry of Environment.