Colombia & Venezuela Fires 2020
Starting in March 2020 a number of active fires have been detected by satellites in the region around the northwestern border of Columbia and Venezuela. These fires have impacted Ciénagas del Catatumbo National Park and have brought smoke southwest toward the city of Cucuta, Colombia. The regions 2020 fire season is registering as one of the most active in the MODIS record since 2003.
The NASA Earth Applied Sciences Disasters Program has activated to Tier 1 for these fires and is monitoring the situation to determine what NASA resources and capabilities may be available to support response and recovery for the event. The Disasters Program is working with stakeholders from the United Nations Environment Programme / United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs Joint Environment Unit (UNEP / OCHA JEU)