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Forest / Wild Fire in Brazil on August 22 2019 03:56 AM (UTC).


Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, according to research carried out by Brazil's space research centre (INPE). It cites 72,843 fires, marking an increase of 83% compared to 2018 - the highest since records began in 2013. Since Thursday, INPE said satellite images spotted 9,507 new forest fires in the country, mostly in the Amazon basin, home to the world's largest tropical forest, which is seen as vital to countering global warming.

Images show the northernmost state of Roraima covered in dark smoke. In Sao Paulo on Monday, the smoke caused a blackout in the city which lasted about an hour. It was after strong winds brought in smoke from forest fires burning in the states of Amazonas and Rondonia, more than 2,700km away...

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People have also been posting about the issue on Twitter using the hashtag #PrayForAmazonia to try to raise more awareness. ...

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