Firefighters battle flames in Brazil’s Chapada dos Veadeiros UNESCO World Heritage Site for 3rd day

Aircraft support the operation by dumping water in hard-to-reach places; the photo was taken in the Valley of the Moon last Sunday when tourists had to be rescued.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The fight against the flames in Chapada dos Veadeiros National Park continued for the third consecutive day on Tuesday (14). More than 100 people were deployed, including the Goiás Fire Department, the Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity (ICM-Bio) employees, and volunteer firefighters who live in the area.

Three aircraft assist in fighting the flames, which are being hampered by the wind and high temperatures. On Tuesday morning, the military also sent a firefighting helicopter to drop water to help in the operation; according to the company, air support is essential in . . .

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