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Fires in State of Durango, Mexico

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April 26th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - April 21st, 2012

Several fires can be seen in and near the state of Durango, Mexico. The largest is located on the right side of the image, near the middle, south of the Santiaguillo Lagoons. This fire releases a large plume of smoke towards the east. Other fires can be observed closer to the coast, southwest and northwest of the main blaze.

The state of Durango is located in Northwest Mexico. Most of the state is heavily mountainous and a good part forested; the Sierra Madre Occidental occupies the western and central part of the state. Vast desert basins in the Laguna District are irrigated by the Nazas River, which also supplies water to the aforementioned Santiaguillo Lagoons.

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