- Title: Brazilian firefighters battle to contain fires at Brazil's Juquery state park
- Date: 24th August 2021
- Summary: FRANCO DA ROCHA, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL (AUGUST 23, 2021) (REUTERS) FIREFIGHTERS TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRES AND HELICOPTER DROPPING WATER OVER FIRE VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEERS TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRES FIRE DESTROYING JUQUERY STATE PARK VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTER BRUNO ARAUJO TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRE ARAUJO LOOKING AT FIRE (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN FIREFIGHTER, BRUNO ARAUJO, SAYING: "Even with all the work and effort of the team (firefighters), we still need a little more personnel to provide more support." HELICOPTER DROPPING WATER OVER FIRE VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTER SPRAYING WATER FROM TRUCK VARIOUS OF SOLDIERS TRYING TO PUT OUT FIRE FIRETRUCK AND POLICE VEHICLES MOVING THROUGH BURNED FOREST BURNT TREE AND SUNSET IN THE BACKGROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) BRAZILIAN FIREFIGHTER, BRUNO ARAUJO, SAYING: "Very complicated. Even with the whole team working, it isn't very easy because the heat is intense." VARIOUS OF FIREFIGHTERS AND VOLUNTEERS WALKING IN THE FOREST AND FIRES IN THE BACKGROUND FIRE DESTROYING PARK (NIGHT SHOT) FIREFIGHTERS LOOKING AT FIRE (NIGHT SHOT) FIRE DESTROYING PARK (NIGHT SHOT)
- Embargoed: 7th September 2021 00:26
- Keywords: Brazil Juquery state park fire
- Location: FRANCO DA ROCHA, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
- City: FRANCO DA ROCHA, SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
- Country: Brazil
- Topics: Disaster/Accidents,Fires,South America / Central America
- Reuters ID: LVA001ERI4K07
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- Story Text:Brazilian firefighters struggled to control â€‹a blaze at Juquery State Park in the state of Sao Paulo on Monday (August 23).
According to local authorities, dry weather and high temperatures helped the fire spread.
Firefighters received 2,360 calls for fires in the area over the weekend.
Fire authorities said there are three active fires and more than 1,200 hectares have already been burned.
They said they suspect the fire started after a hot air balloon crashed into the park.
Firefighters explained it is difficult to put out the flames as tanker trucks are unable to access some areas.
A military police helicopter has also been employed to battle the blazes.
(Production: Leonardo Benassatto, Liamar Ramos)
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