Fires in Amazonas State: INPE Records Highest Number of Outbreaks in History

Data from the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) show that the state has already recorded 15,700 active outbreaks. The months of August and September are traditionally the driest of the year in the Amazon region.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The number of fires in the Amazon in 2020 has exceeded the former 2005 record and is now the largest in history.

Data from the National Institute of Space Research (INPE) show that by Sunday, October 11th, the state of Amazonas had already recorded 15,700 active outbreaks, while in 2005 the cumulative total for the whole year was 15,644 cases.

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