Fires in Viet Nam

 Viet Nam Fire Emergency

23 April 2002


GFMC Update 23 Aapril 2002, 06:00 GMT

The fire assessment team consisting of representatives ofMARD, the Ca Mau Province, GTZ-GFMC, and UNDP reported on 21 and 22 April that the fire in U Minh Ha Park is stillcontained. 500 firefighters (mainly military) are patrolling and controlling the situation. Before morethan5000 people had been involved in fighting the fire. 
According to a telephone conference with the assessment group at 03:30 GMT the situation assessment is extended toanother Park site. 
The follow-up actions are not yet finally decided.

LatestSatellite Image

Forestfires and land-use fires in Viet Nam, including the fire disaster zone in U MinhThuong National Park, acquired by the Moderate-resolution ImagingSpectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor on 22 April 2002.

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Fires can be seenin southern  Viet Nam 
Source: http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/products_rr.html
Imagesearch support at:
http://www.uni-freiburg.de/fireglobe/current/MODIS.htm

 

 

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Precipitationforecast for Viet Nam for 24 April 2002, 07:00 local time.
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

 

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Precipitationforecast for Viet Nam for 20-27 April 2002
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

 

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(FireWeather Index (FWI) forecast for Viet Nam for 24 April 2002, 19:00 local time.
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

 

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FireWeather Index (FWI) forecast for Viet Nam for 20-27 April 2002.
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

 

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FireWeather Index (FWI) forecast for Viet Nam for 30 March to 27 April 2002.
(Source: ECPC Fire Weather Index Forecast)

 

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 Duffmoisture content (typical for peat-swamp layers) provided
 by the ASEAN FireWeather Information System (Source: ASFWIS)

 Forfurther Information please see the updates on theViet Nam Fire Emergencyof the recent days.


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