Amazon fires: Brazil indigenous reserve blazes contained

BBC News, 10/31/2015

Brazilian officials have managed to contain several forest fires that have destroyed half of an indigenous reserve in the Amazon region.

Some 12,000 indigenous people live in the Arariboia reserve, in the state of Maranhao.Their leaders say the fires were started more than a month ago by hostile loggers and farmers who want exploit the area’s natural resources.

Hundreds of firefighters and soldiers had been trying to put out the blazes.

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