Forest Fires in Central America

Forest Fires in Central America

06 May 2002

Fires in Central Americas:

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These image were acquired by the Moderate-resolution
Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 02 May 2002
showing fires burning in Central America. For details see:
and image search support at:

As can be seen in this true-color scene acquired on May 2, 2002, many fires dot the landscape across portions of Central America. Smoke from widespread fires in Central America appears to be drifting over the U.S. Gulf States. In 1998 similar circumstances resulted in air-quality warnings being issued in several U.S. states, including Texas and Louisiana..
(Source: Nasa Earth Observatory)

For further information on Fires in Central America: see contribution in International Forest Fire News (IFFN) : Mexico and  Cuba.

The latest country report of Cuba has been published within the FAO Global Forest Fire Assessment 1990-2000 and is accessible at the FAO website at:

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