More than 250 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, despite Brazil’s ban

There have been 267 major fires detected in the Amazon this year, burning more than 105,000 hectares (260,000 acres) — an area roughly the size of Los Angeles, California. More than 75% of these fires blazed in the Brazilian Amazon, in areas where trees have been cut to make way for agriculture, despite a June 27 ban on unauthorized outdoor fires by the Brazilian government. The video, filmed on September 10, shows plumes of smoke rising from the forest and the effects on nature.

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