Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: ReutersEnvironmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters

Brazil Amazon fires surge in July, worrying experts

  • Environmentalists expressed concern at the rise because August traditionally marks the beginning of the fire season
  • The fires are largely set to clear land illegally for farming, ranching and mining

Topic |   Brazil
Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: ReutersEnvironmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
Environmentalists fear Brazil could repeat the surge seen in fires last August, when 30,900 were recorded. File photo: Reuters
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