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Fires Near West Coast of Mexico

18.2N 100.7W

June 17th, 2011 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 23rd, 2011

Smoke from wildfires burning near the west coast of Mexico release plumes of smoke towards the east. The individual blazes are best observed in the full image.

Although the country’s fire season usually ends in May due to the onset of the wet season, the fire season continued unusually late this year.

Mexico’s 2011 fire season has been extreme, with over 2000 square miles (1,300,000 acres) of land burned in the country since the beginning of the year to the time this image was acquired.

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