The NOAA AVHRR satellite imageries of 4 April 2000 reflect the overall fire situation in Central America as it was highlighted in the reports from Honduras on 31 March 2000, and Central America on 1 April 2000 and 4 April 2000. The images show smoke plumes and active fires burning in México, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras. The majority of fires are land-use fires in the lowlands.
Fig.1. GOES-8 satellite multichannel color composite, 4 April 2000: Smoke from numerous fires burning in Guatemala and Mexico can be seen off shore in the Pacific (Source: NOAA/OSEI).
Fig.2. GOES-8 satellite multichannel color composite, 4 April 2000: Heat signatures (dark red) can be seen from individual fires burning in Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. (Source: NOAA/OSEI).