Burning Central Amazonian Forest (IMAGE) Lancaster University Caption A large complex of wildfires affected 1 Million hectares of central Amazonian forests in the 2015 El Nino event . Despite affecting an area more than five times the size of the Mendocino wildfires in California, these received little national or international media attention at the time. Credit Adam Ronan Usage Restrictions Only to be used in conjunction with press release License Licensed content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.