Smoke from Australian fires covered the sky over Brazil

One of the Brazilian meteorological companies reported that the smoke from the raging Australia wildfires crossed the Pacific ocean and South American continent.

Now in the southern Brazil state of Rio Grande do Sul in the atmosphere the smoke makes the sky a grayish color, the weather is cloudless. The highest concentration of smoke is observed in the South-West of the state on the border with Uruguay, according to RIA Novosti.

it was reported that to date in Australia has already burned millions of hectares of land in recent months, the fire claimed the lives of 17 people and destroyed thousands of homes. According to some estimates, the death toll was 8 thousand koalas and hundreds of thousands of other animals. In some parts of Australia, fires so intense and smoke so thick that to extinguish them from the air was impossible.