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Viet Nam: Wild Fire: 2002/03/23 Country Information on DRR

Period 2002/03/23
Country or District Viet Nam
Event Type 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.
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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OCHA Situation Report No.2 2002/04/19
Torrential rain on 10 April helped extinguish the forest fire in U Minh Thuong National Park.

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

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.

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

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