TESTIMONIAL EUROPE 1
In the Amazon, the fire ravaging the largest tropical forest in the world is still progressing, with a thousand more fires in the last 24 hours. Saturday, there were already nearly 80,000 forest fires since the beginning of the year.
The Brazilian Air Force deployed Sunday two C-130 Hercules (military aircraft) to fight against fires. These machines, which operate from the city of Porto Velho, capital of the State of Rondonia, are able to carry 12 000 liters of water.
An uncontrollable situation
Edmar, a resident of Porto Velho, describes a situation "still very worrying": "There is a lot of smoke in the city, the army and the gendarmerie are already mobilized and as the state of Rondonia is immense, the soldiers have positioned at many different places. "
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The inhabitant evokes the difficulty to access these fires, which are sometimes at the heart of the forest: "It's so gigantic that access to fires is always very difficult, there are everywhere and sometimes you have to walk two to three hours to get to the point of the fire, it takes a lot of logistics. "
Edmar volunteered to try to extinguish these fires: "I was able to help in places near my city, because there were fires nearby." I'm not the most seasoned I can not go to the very dangerous places where the army is, but I tried to help in my city and in the periphery. "