Fires in Central and South America

Fires in Central and South America

19 March 2004

The following MODIS scenes show fires burning in Central and South America on 18 March 2004. Countries in this region generally make intensive use of fire in agricultural activities, especially in the burning of pastures and fields.

18 March 2004
17:05 UTC
(Terra Satellite)

18 March 2004
18:25 UTC
(Aqua Satellite)

(Image courtesy MODIS).

For additional information on the Region see Country Archive for:

Central America and Mexico



South America


As well as the Regional Mesoamerica Wildland Fire Network

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