Mato Grosso State, Brazil
Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
Near the Brazil/Bolivia border, MODIS detected several fires burning in the Mato Grasso area. The fires are shown as red dots superimposed on a MODIS surface reflectance product. Note the heavy deforestation also evident as light green patches amid the darker green of the rainforest.