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Fire in Mexico

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

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Charter Requestor:
USGS/National Center for Disaster Prevention/CENAPRED/Mexico
Project Management:
ComisiĆ³n Nacional Forestal

Description of the event

Mexico has suffered the worst outbreak of wild fires in several years’. Authorities confirmed 75,000 hectares (185,000) of grasslands have been burned in Coahuila.

President Felipe Calderon is to visit the worst affected area, Coahuila, a state bordering Texas, which has also been hit by blazes.