Strong winds fuel forest fires in Mexico • Earth.com

Last update: May 19th, 2019 at 8:00 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows where fires have burned for nearly a week in the coastal state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Due to strong winds, 23 active forest fires throughout the state have been difficult to control. In the community of El Calvario, one fire has destroyed hundreds of hectares.

This image was captured on May 9, 2019 by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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