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