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Rain Puts Out 95% of Fires in Amazon

From Times Wire Reports

Rain has put out virtually all the fires raging in Brazil’s northern Amazon, but one official warned that there was still a risk of new outbreaks. Satellite images showed that more than 95% of the worst Amazon fires on record had been extinguished by heavy rains, the Brazilian Agricultural Research Co. said. But the head of Brazil’s Environment Institute said it was too early to declare the crisis over because carpets of leaves and branches in the jungle stayed dry and could burn again.


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