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Earlier this month, Amazonas (the largest state in Brazil) declared a state of emergency over the rising number of forest fires, reported Euro News. Fire season in the Amazon is just beginning—it runs from August through October, with its peak coming in mid-September, and the smoke is already so bad that it can be seen from space
Inpe said it had detected more than 74,000 fires between January and August and 640 million Acres of the Amazon Forest have been affected, the area surrounded by the fire covers more than half of Brazil Satellite imagery has tracked the movement of the smoke, which completely filled the air in São Paulo.