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Fires in Mozambique
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Fires in Mozambique

September 2, 2008

In late August 2008, Mozambique's dry season was nearing its peak. The rainy season typically starts around October. During the dry season each year, agriculture-related fires are widespread.

This image of the country shows the number of active fires (locations marked in red) detected by the MODIS on NASA's Aqua satellite on August 26. Skies were hazy with smoke. Although such fires are not necessarily immediately hazardous, they can have a significant impact on climate, human health, and natural resources.