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Fires in Mexico and Central America

Fires in Mexico and Central America
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Fires in Mexico and Central America

The bright blue water of the Gulf of Honduras contrasts sharply with the smokey pall over Guatemala and Belize in this photograph taken from the International Space Station. Fires in the Yucatan Penninsula and northern Central America began burning in early April, and intensified by the end of the month.

Water Fires

Smoke from Fires in Central America Drifts over Texas
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Smoke from Fires in Central America Drifts over Texas

Smoke from widespread fires in tropical Mexico and Central America appears to be drifting over the U.S. Gulf States. In 1998 similar circumstances resulted in air-quality warnings being issued in several U.S. states, including Texas and Louisiana.

Image of the Day Atmosphere Land Fires