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Fires in Mato Grosso, Brazil

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May 21st, 2013 Category: Fires, Rivers

Brazil – May 21st, 2013

Plumes of smoke can be seen from fires in the state of Mato Grosso, in western Brazil. The two main fires, best observed in the full image, can be seen in the lower left and upper right quadrants, releasing smoke westward. Between the two fires is a tract of heavily forested land through which the Ronuro River flows.

Fires Continue to Blaze in Brazil

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September 11th, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil – August 29th, 2012

Fires continue to blaze across Brazil, burning land in the states of Rondônia, Mato Grosso and Amazonas (click here for previous images). These fires are likely agricultural, set by farmers to clear land for crops, and may be contributing to problems of deforestation in the region.

Smoke and Fires in Brazilian States of Amazonas, Pará, Mato Grosso and Rondônia

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September 8th, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil – August 26th, 2012

Fires are burning across central Brazil. Here, the upper half of the image is covered by a veil of smoke intermingled with popcorn clouds, while multiple individual blazes can be spotted in a horizontal line across the middle of the image. The fires are located near the borders of the states of Amazonas, Pará, Mato Grosso and Rondônia (clockwise from upper left quadrant). The plumes of smoke they are emitting blow in a generally westerly direction.

Fires in Brazilian States of Pará and Amazonas

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August 21st, 2012 Category: Fires

Brazil – August 16th, 2012

Smoke from fires burning in the Amazon Rainforest hangs in the air over the Brazilian states of Pará (upper right) and Amazonas (upper left). Fires can also be seen to the south, in the state of Mato Grosso (lower center and right).

Fires Near Tocantins-Mato Grosso Border, Brazil

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July 6th, 2012 Category: Fires, Rivers

Brazil – July 5th, 2012

This image shows fires near the Ribeirão Crisóstomo River, near the border between the Brazilian states of Tocantins (right) and Mato Grosso (left). Winds carry the plumes of smoke from the fires towards the east-southeast. Upon opening the full image, multiple other blazes can be observed.