Warplanes Unload Gallons Upon Gallons of Water to Put Out Amazon Fires

The unending forest fires which have ravaged the largest rainforest in the world have put us all in a crisis and prompted Brazil's president to send warplanes to dump water on the state of Rondonia in order to put out the fires.

President Jair Bolsonaro authorised military operations in seven states on Sunday to combat raging fires in the Amazon, responding to requests for assistance from their local governments, a spokeswoman for his office said.
A video posted by the defence ministry on Saturday evening showed a military plane pumping thousands of litres (thousands of gallons) of water out of two large spouts as it passed through clouds of smoke close to the forest canopy.

(Image credit: Ibama/Wikimedia Commons)

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