Mexico’s valley /
Firefighters from various municipalities in the Volcano Region are working to quell a fire registered on the slopes of the Iztaccíhuatl volcano. In accordance with reportes the fire has already consumed a large part of the forested area belonging to the municipality of Tlalmanalco.
The fire started around 2:00 p.m. yesterday for unknown reasons, however, began to spread several kilometers until generating a column of smoke that can be seen from the eastern part of the Valley of Mexico.
“A fire affects the area of the Iztaccíhuatl-Popocatépetl National Park and has been visible from the GOES-16 satellite,” the authorities reported.
The colossus …
At the same time, the Popocatepetl volcano has shown activity in the last 24 hours, through Cenapred’s monitoring systems 106 exhalations and 980 minutes of tremor were identified, accompanied by emissions of volcanic gases and ash column citation reached 600 meters.
further an explosion was recorded at 03:14 am accompanied by the expulsion of some incandescent fragments at close range from the crater, so the strong winds carry the ash from the body of the volcano to the northeast as well as the smoke from the fire.