Amazon forest fires out of control
THE continuing forest fires in Brazil and Venezuela, which have destroyed cattle and pasture land, are reported in The Daily Telegraph today. The three-month-old fires are out of control, the newspaper says. Drought from the El Niño weather phenomenon has turned the normally damp forests and jungles into a tinderbox. This has fed the fires started by farmers and ranchers clearing land.
- The Daily Telegraph 23/03/98 page 12