The aftermath of forest fires which devasted tinder-dry Parana State in Brazil for a number of days.
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Background: The aftermath of forest fires which devasted tinder-dry Parana State in Brazil for a number of days. There are various shots of ravaged farm land, of burned victims being treated, of U.S. Food for Peace being delivered and being parceled out to refugees. There are shots of animals trying to find fodder after their lands had been burned over. One shot shows a burned over cemetery; another a pharmacy where a man came to be treated for a cobra bite, which later proved fatal. A number of deaths were caused by the bites of snakes which were fleeing the fire. Some of the scenes show Indians, considered by the Brazilian Indian Service as "semi-civilised." These Indians, from the Caiganz tribe, fled when their forest homes were burned over. They were among the refugees, but many of the others were farmers and peasants in the state, which is agricultural. Along with shots of the burned over cemetery is a grave showing six crosses where six victims of the fire are buried.