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Plumes of Smoke from Fires in Mexico and Gila Wilderness Blaze in USA

31.1N 108.3W

May 30th, 2012 Category: Fires

USA - May 29th, 2012

This image of the southwestern USA and northern Mexico shows several different wildfires. In the upper left quadrant is the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire, or Gila Wilderness blaze, in the state of New Mexico. Further south, in the lower half of the image, plumes of smoke from several fires between the Pacific coast and the Sierra Madre Occidental mountains can be observed. These fires are smaller and are releasing plumes of smoke less dense than that of the fire in the Gila Wilderness.

As the Whitewater-Baldy Complex fire continues to blow smoke toward southern New Mexico, doctors warn that there could be negative health effects if the smoke lingers for an extended period of time. The fire has so far burned more than 170,000 acres and zero percent has been contained. It isn’t expected to be fully contained until July.

Smoke and Wildfires in Western Mexico

25.3N 106.6W

May 24th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 22nd, 2012

Fires in western Mexico, between the coast by the Sea of Cortez (Gulf of California) and the Sierra Madre Occidental Mountains that run parallel to it, continue to blaze. Many wildfires have been releasing plumes of smoke over the area since mid-May (click here for previous images).

Plumes of Smoke by Mexican Coast

22.9N 105.2W

May 18th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 17th, 2012

Fires continue to burn in western Mexico, between the coast and the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, which runs down the length of the country, parallel to the shoreline. These fires have been releasing large plumes of smoke for over a week. Previous images captured during this time can be viewed by clicking here.

Fires Still Burning in Western Mexico

21.3N 104.8W

May 16th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 16th, 2012

Fires have been burning by the western coast of Mexico, near the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental, over the last week (click here for images captured earlier this month). Here, plumes of smoke from the fires can be observed just west of an area of cloud-cover. There does not appear to be much wind, or winds blowing constantly in the same direction, as the plumes of smoke are remaining confined near the source of the blazes.

Fires Still Burning Near West Coast of Mexico

25.4N 110.6W

May 14th, 2012 Category: Fires

Mexico - May 13th, 2012

Fires continue to burn parallel to the western coast of Mexico, near the mountains of the Sierra Madre Occidental (click here for images captured earlier this month). Here, clouds have formed above the mountains, making it difficult to discern the individual blazes; however, the source of one large fire can be observed in the upper left quadrant. Smoke from the fires blows southwestward, over the coast, creating a veil over the southern part of the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) and a section of the Pacific Ocean.

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