Brazilian Wildfires Disrupt Football Match
A low-tier Brazilian league football match was disrupted due to heavy smoke caused by nearby wildfires covering the field in Rio Bronco, Sunday, August 25. Brazil has been ravaged by large-scale forest fires in the past weeks.
READ MORE: While global attention has been focused on fires burning across the Brazilian Amazon, neighboring Bolivia is battling its own vast blazes, which have charred an area nearly as extensive as the nation of Lebanon.
At least 38,793 fires were burning across the country as of the weekend, and a total of 3,700 square miles (950,000 hectares) had been burned so far this year – most of that in weeks – according to Cliver Rocha, director of the national Forests and Lands Authority.