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Amazon Forest Fire Brazil dispatched to fire fighting | NHK News

2019-08-24T02:31:54.824Z

In the South American rainforest Amazon, forest fires are occurring at a record pace, and Brazilian President Borsonaro sent out troops to fight firefighting…


Amazon Forest Fire Brazil Armed for firefighting on August 24th 11:26

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Forest fires are occurring at a record pace in the South American rainforest Amazon, and Brazil's President Borsonaro sent his troops to the idea of ​​fire fighting.

Brazil has more than two-thirds of the world's largest rainforest Amazon, but according to the Brazilian National Institute for Space Research, there were 76,000 forest fires from January to this month. And 85% more than the same period last year, increasing at a record pace.

Forest fires frequently occur in neighboring Bolivia, and the smoke generated has also affected the operation of airplanes, and the Bolivian government has declared a state of emergency and responded to confusion.

Brazilian President Borsonaro said on the 23rd that he would send an army to Amazon for fire fighting for a month from 24th of this month.

In addition, President Borsonaro contacted President Trump in the United States, and revealed that they agreed to take measures against fire with the cooperation of the United States.

In Brazil, forest fires may occur illegally at this time to expand livestock pastures. Voices are accused of promoting the fire.

Source: nhk

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