Brazil to Deploy Thousands of Troops to Fight Amazon Wildfires

Brazil’s president says he’s taking action against wildfires tearing through the Amazon Rainforest.

He’s sending more than 43-thousand troops to help get the fires under control.

President Jair Bolsonaro blames the fires on warmer weather.

His critics, however, say he is at least partly to blame by calling for the amazon to be developed, leading to farmers setting fires to clear land.

Separately, Bolivia is using a supertanker fire-fighting plane to drop water on fires there.

The government is trying to figure out how the fires started and how to help those affected by the disaster.


Source: NewsNet | Brazil to Deploy Thousands of Troops to Fight Amazon Wildfires