Seriously, there is nothing you can do although there are already people asking you to donate money to their foundations and organizations that are possibly somewhere very far from the fire and have no firefighting capabilities.
It is the Dry Season in the are where the fire is burning. There are very few paved rods, no modern or even old infrastructure and certainly no fire departments. It is a jungle, not a forest park full of bambis an winnies.
What caused the fire? Nobody knows. Some are speculating that local farmers did a slash & burn to clear space for planting and it got out of control. I also find funny that experts are discovering that slash and burn is used down there to clear a space for cultivation. It is done every year since the first settlers decided to try to eek a sustenance out of what is possible the worst soil in the world for agriculture short of the Sahara. And the reason that Slash and Burn is done every year is the same reason why I am not to worried about the fire: Everything will grow back again to the way it was, probably in a year or two.
We are in the downward side of the Dry Season. It is the Amazon and some rain will happen but don’t expect miracles. Rainy season south of the equator starts in October and ends in May and by then we will probably see a lot of the damage covered in new growth.
Back in the late 70s and early 80s, a shipping magnate by the name of Daniel K. Ludwig decided to build a paper pulp plant in Brazil. H ordered a plant built in Japan, brought it by ship all the way to the site and cleared acres of jungle that I recall NASA claimed you could see the scar from space. After sinking hundreds of millions in the project, Ludwig quit;
But after investing $845 million in the complex, Mr. Ludwig is calling it quits. He is turning over the grandiose jungle development plan and its acreage, as big as Connecticut, to an all-Brazilian consortium being formed by private businessmen.
The reason: Mr. Ludwig was unable to overcome the problems of Amazon development. The tropical rain forest that blankets the 2-million-square-mile Amazonia kept swallowing up his development.
The scary part? about a year later, you could not tell from space that they cleared anything at all. The plant is active now and producing pulp, but it took decades to bring it online and it has been a sinkhole of Brazilian money.
It is going to sound like spooky tales, but the Amazonian Jungle is a living entity on its own. There is no such thin as Old Growth Forests because the roots do not penetrate the ground much if at all. The Amazon creates its own “soil” and in fact it is the champion mulcher of the world. Old vegetation becomes the soil where future trees and bushes will grow and EVERYTHING grows fast down there. People living in the jungle carry machetes everywhere because they must clear roads and pathway from vegetation every day or risk being swallowed and work three times as hard to clear it. That bring us back to how to clear a plot of land for farming: Slash and burn.
So save your pennies because they are not going to be used to fight fires but line the pockets of some environmentalists. To kill the Amazon Jungle I figure about a dozen Fission bombs may do the job, but even so I would not guarantee it would remain done for long.