Wildfires engulfed the Amazon

Wildfires engulfed the Amazon
Wildfires engulfed the Amazon

Drone footage shows devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest that exceed historical averages for the third consecutive year

Shocking drone footage has shown the dramatic impact of fire on the pristine Amazon jungle in Brazil.

Reuters Sunday footage shows the aftermath of a massive fire in the Apui region of Amazonas.

In August, satellites recorded 28,060 fires in the Brazilian Amazon.

For the third year in a row, fires have exceeded the historical average, according to official government figures.

The Amazon is the world's largest rainforest and is critical to the planet's ecosystem due to the enormous amount of carbon dioxide that flora absorbs and accumulates.

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