A Twitter post shared with images purported to be of the 2019 forest fires in the Southern Amazon contains photos lifted from previous fires.
While there has been widespread destruction from the ongoing fires in the Amazon rainforest in Brazil and Bolivia, the photos used do not show the current situation, but have been lifted from previous reports of fires in the Amazon.
A reverse image search of the final image in the post shows that it has been used before in a Spanish publication Via Mendoza on January 10, 2018.
PesaCheck has looked into the authenticity of images shared in a tweet claiming to show the effects of the 2019 Amazon fire and finds the tweet to be FALSE.
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