Firefighters continued to tackle the fires continuing to burn in the Amazon rainforest as many parts of the ecosystem have been left devastated, with tree trunk ashes scattering a portion and animals left dead.

The fires in the Amazon, which account for more than half of the world's largest rainforest, have surged in number to 83% this year.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, following concern and condemnation worldwide, pledged this weekend to mobilize the army to help combat the blaze.

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