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Amazon Wildfire Photos: Brazilian Rainforest Fire Continues to Blaze

World | Reuters | August 28, 2019, 11:50 am
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 A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view shows smoke rising over a deforested plot of the Amazon jungle in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An aerial view of a tract of the Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a tract of the Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Porto Velho, Rondonia State, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tree burns during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A tree burns during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 In this handout satellite image released by NASA on August 27, 2019 shows the fires in Brazil. (Image: AP)

In this handout satellite image released by NASA on August 27, 2019 shows the fires in Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Altamira, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers near Altamira, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Fire consumes the Amazon rainforest in Altamira, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes the Amazon rainforest in Altamira, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A tract of the Amazon jungle burning is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A fire burns a tract of Amazon jungle as it is cleared by loggers and farmers in Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

Land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A burning tract of the Amazon jungle is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A burning tract of the Amazon jungle is seen in Canarana, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 An aerial view of a tract of the Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

An aerial view of a tract of the Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 Land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. The fire is very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve. (Image: AP)

Land smolders during a forest fire in Altamira in Brazil's Amazon. The fire is very close to Kayapo indigenous land located on the Bau indigenous reserve. (Image: AP)

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 A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

A forest fire burns near Porto Velho, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon on August 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon on August 26, 2019. The Group of Seven nations on Monday pledged tens of millions of dollars to help Amazon countries fight raging wildfires, even as Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro accused rich countries of treating the region like a "colony." (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns trees and brush in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A fire burns trees and brush in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter works to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A firefighter works to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A tree stump glows with fire amid smoke in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A tree stump glows with fire amid smoke in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns trees and brush along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A fire burns trees and brush along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest, near the city of Porto Velho in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

Firefighters work to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 Amid smoke from forest fires, cattle graze on a farm in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

Amid smoke from forest fires, cattle graze on a farm in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A fire burns along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A tree stands amid smoke from a fire along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A tree stands amid smoke from a fire along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter works to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A firefighter works to put out fires along the road to Jacunda National Forest in the Vila Nova Samuel region which is part of Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 A C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires raging in Brazil's Amazon. Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday (August 24) deployed in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. (Image: AP)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires raging in Brazil's Amazon. Backed by military aircraft, Brazilian troops on Saturday (August 24) deployed in the Amazon to fight fires that have swept the region and prompted anti-government protests as well as an international outcry. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 A C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires raging in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

A C-130 Hercules aircraft dumps water to fight fires raging in Brazil's Amazon. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil says military aircraft and 44,000 troops will be available to fight fires sweeping through parts of the Amazon region. The defence and environment ministers have outlined plans to battle the blazes that have prompted an international outcry as well as demonstrations in Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the environmental crisis. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. Brazil says military aircraft and 44,000 troops will be available to fight fires sweeping through parts of the Amazon region. The defence and environment ministers have outlined plans to battle the blazes that have prompted an international outcry as well as demonstrations in Brazil against President Jair Bolsonaro's handling of the environmental crisis. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes a field in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes a field in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes a field in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes a field in Novo Progresso, Para state, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Deforestation advances into the jungle near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Deforestation advances into the jungle near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

Fire consumes an area near Jaci Parana, state of Rondonia, Brazil. (Image: AP)

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 Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy. <br /><br />A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil on August 20, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with 72,843 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.

A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle that was recently burned by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil on August 20, 2019. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A tract of Amazon jungle burning as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A charred trunk is seen on a tract of Amazon jungle in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A man works in a burning tract of Amazon jungle as it is being cleared by loggers and farmers in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

A tract of Amazon jungle is seen burning in Iranduba, Amazonas state, Brazil. (Image: Reuters)

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 NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 13, 2019. (Image: NASA)

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondônia, Amazonas, Pará, and Mato Grosso on August 13, 2019. (Image: NASA)

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 NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondonia, Amazonas, Paro, and Mato Grosso on August 11, 2019. (Image: NASA)

NASA’s Aqua satellite captured these images of several fires burning in the states of Rondonia, Amazonas, Paro, and Mato Grosso on August 11, 2019. (Image: NASA)

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