Connect with us

Politics

Photos show ‘fire warriors’ continuing to fight Amazon forest fires

Published

on

  • Though the fires aren’t as bad as they were in August, the Amazon Rainforest is still burning.
  • In October, The Washington Post reported on a group of “elite” local firefighters, battling fires in Mato Gross, in the Amazon. There, local, well-trained firefighters are covering hundreds of miles each day to contain the fires.
  • They’re not alone. In Brazil, 44,000 soldiers were deployed to fight the fires, while Bolivia deployed 5,000.
  • The decrease in fires is partly because of the war firefighters have waged against the flames. Rain has helped, too.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Firefighters are still trying to stop the fires that have ravaged much of the Amazon Rainforest.

The Washington Post reported on a group of “elite” local firefighters, known as the “guerreiros de fogo” or “fire warriors,” who are still fighting fires in Mato Gross, Brazil.

Led by former US Army paratrooper John Carter, these local, well-trained firefighters cover hundreds of miles each day putting out or containing fires. And they’re making a difference.

They’re also not the only ones fighting fires in the Amazon. In Brazil, after international condemnation about the state of the rainforest, President Jair Bolsonaro sent in 44,000 troops to douse fires at the end of August.

Bolivia also 5,000 soldiers to fight the forest fires in its chunk of the Amazon.

Here’s what it’s like for the “fire warriors” on the frontlines.

Continue Reading
Advertisement Find your dream job

Trending