NASA shows the severity of fires in Honduras

NASA shows the severity of fires in Honduras
NASA shows the severity of fires in Honduras

San Pedro Sula. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, revealed some images showing the severity of the fires in Honduras.

The Secretary of State for National Risk and Contingency Management Offices of Honduras (COPECO) expressed on its official X account, formerly Twitter: “In the last 24 hours, 4 heat points were detected east of D.C. Plus atmospheric stability means that the dense layer of smoke remains concentrated near the ground. Continue with prevention measures.”

Likewise, he shared the satellite image shared by NASA, where the damage and the areas where there are currently forest fires are observed.

Fires in Honduras

The forest fires that have occurred in the country have reached a total of 211,292 hectares of forest that have been affected this year in Honduras, according to figures released by the Forest Conservation Institute (ICF).

The ICF reported that this year more than 2,627 forest fires have been recorded in the country.

The department of Olancho is the one that has lost the most forests this year with 65,498 hectares, while Francisco Morazán follows with 40,438 hectares where Tegucigalpa, the capital, is located in the center of the country, he added.

While the department of Gracias a Dios added 26,160 hectares affected by 96 accidents.

More than a thousand people worked to fight the fires, including personnel from the ICF, the Armed Forces and other entities.

The high temperatures that the country is suffering this year, the burning of land for agriculture and the criminal hand of man are among the main causes of forest fires.

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