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Record-breaking wildfires blanket Brazil with smoke

Record-breaking wildfires blanket Brazil with smoke

By Siri Chilukuri, Grist

The blazes comes on top of a drought that has left some river communities stranded.

A record-breaking number of wildfires are blanketing the Amazon with smoke, choking some Brazilian cities and further isolating many Indigenous villages. Over 2,700 wildfires have been reported in the region in the first 11 days of the month — the highest number for any October since 1998, when the record-keeping began. 

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