August 30, 2019 / 6:29 PM / 3 months ago

Brazil consulting with U.S., Ecuador, Chile and Israel regarding Amazon fires

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil is in contact with Chile, Israel, Ecuador and the United States regarding their offers to assist in fighting the fires currently tearing through the Amazon rainforest, the country’s joint military chief Raul Botelho said on Friday.

Botelho added that Brazil would ask for help when it is needed.

Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Jake Spring; Editing by Chris Reese

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