Fire Outbreaks Increase Significantly in Brazil; São Paulo Darkened

On Monday, areas of São Paulo, Mato Grosso do Sul, and northern Paraná were completely covered by a cold front with smoke from the Amazon. The dense smoke darkened the whole surrounding and made the visibility difficult.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The frequency of fire outbreaks in Brazil this year has increased by 82 percent as compared to 2018. This year there have been 71,497 incidents from January 2019 to August 2019, as compared to 39,194 reported last year.

This is the highest number that has been recorded in Brazil in the last seven years. The available data has been generated by the National Institute for . . .

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