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Fires in Mexico and Central America
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In the Sierra Madre Mountains of western and southern Mexico, scores of wildfires have continued to burn over the last month. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite was acquired on May 22, 2002.
Please note that the high-resolution scene provided here is 500 meters per pixel. For a copy of the scene at the sensor's fullest resolution, visit the MODIS Rapid Response Image Gallery.
The burning across the Mexican and Central American landscape throughout April has continued into May. On May 22, 2002, there were still scores of fires burning in the Sierra Madre Mountains in Mexico.