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Viet Nam : Wild Fire : 2002/03/23

Duration 2002/03/23
Country or District Viet Nam
Name Wild Fire
Outline A forest fire, that started on 23 March in the 8,000-hectare U Minh Thuong National Park in the southern province of Ca Mau, Vietnam, has been severely destroyed thousands of hectares of forest.
Summary
Human Impact Physical Impact Others
OCHA ReliefWeb Situation Report No.1 2002/04/09
More than 8,000-hectare of forests were destroyed.

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Report/Articles

OCHA Situation Report No.2 2002/04/19
Torrential rain on 10 April helped extinguish the forest fire in U Minh Thuong National Park.

OCHA ReliefWeb Situation Report No.1 2002/04/09
The fire have destroyed over 4,000 hectares of virgin forest which will affect the lives of thousands of poor families living in the area.

Reuteres Daily World Environment News 2002/04/05
Vietnam sends in troops to fight forest fire

Xinhua News 2002/04/05
Forest Fires Destroy Vietnam's National Park

Geographycal Data Information

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 2002/04/18
Satellite image of Wild fires in Viet Nam