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2019 Brazil wildfires

VIIRS scan of the Amazon basin on August 20, 2019, depicting several wildfires and the smoke produced
Location Brazil
Date January 2019 to present
Fatalities 2

The 2019 Brazil wildfires is the result of at least 75,336 wildfires occurred in the country since January 2019.

As of August 20, there are fires burning in the Amazon rainforest in four Brazilian states: Amazonas, Rondônia, Mato Grosso and Pará. At least 39,194 fires have been detected in Amazonas, which is the largest state in Brazil by area, and which has the "largest standing tracts of unbroken rainforest" in the world.

A state of emergency was declared by the government of Amazonas on August 11.

The federal government and President Jair Bolsonaro claims that the data on the numbers are "fake" and refuses to help end the fires or allow other countries to help.


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