Fires in Madagascar

Fires in Madagascar

09 August 2004

Scattered fires were burning across western Madagascar and eastern Africa on 08 August 2004, and were detected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on the Aqua satellite. The active fire locations have been marked in red in this scene.

Aqua Satellite

08 August 2004

11:00 UTC

(Image based on data from the MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC)

See the IFFNReport on Fires in Madagascar

and Wildfire Fuels Debate Over Land-Burning in Africa(National Geographic NewsJune 4, 2004) (also available at:

For background information on theFire Situation in Africa see:

RegionalWildland Fire Networks (AfriFireNet) and

IFFN Country Reports on CentralAfrican countries

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