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Fires in Myanmar (Burma)

Fires in Myanmar (Burma)

On April 7, 2008, smoke from hundreds of fires mingled with clouds over eastern India, Myanmar (Burma), and China. Locations where the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite detected fires are marked in red. Most of the fires are likely human-caused, either agricultural fires or accidental forest fires.

You can download a 250-meter-resolution KMZ file of the fires suitable for use with Google Earth.

NASA image created by Jesse Allen, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team. Caption by Rebecca Lindsey.