Fireplace crews battle enormous blazes within the Amazon – after Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies they exist

Fire crews battle huge blazes in the Amazon – after Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro denies they exist

FIRE crews combat blazes within the Amazon — after Brazil’s president mentioned they don’t exist.

Yearly enormous swathes of the rainforest burn.

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Firefighters are tackling enormous blazes within the Amazon[/caption]


The fires happen each dry season and specialists say they’re not often a pure phenomenon [/caption]

Consultants say they’re intentionally began by speculators clearing land for pasture.

Bricklayer Rosalino de Oliveira watched a firefighter tackled flames that got here dangerously near his clap-board house.

He mentioned: “Yearly I undergo from this. No person is aware of who does this. They arrive and burn every little thing and run away.

“We’re poor. I can barely feed my household on my wage.

“The fireplace involves destroy every little thing in a matter of seconds.”

However president Jair Bolsonaro blamed the media for spreading “lies” concerning the fires.

Bolsonaro has dispatched the army to combat fires since Could however specialists query whether or not these deployments are working.


Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro claims the media are spreading ‘lies’ concerning the fires [/caption]


Ensuing smoke might be smelt within the capital of Rondonia 24 miles away[/caption]

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The fires are destroying farmland and threatening houses [/caption]


Bricklayer Rosalino de Oliveira makes an attempt to guard his home[/caption]


His sister Miraceli fears dropping the few possessions they’ve[/caption]

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