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Second forest fire in days registered in Tulum

Tulum, Q.R. — Another forest fire in the municipality of Tulum had firemen scrambling to extinguish flames that they report likely started from burning garbage.

The latest fire was reported in the remote community of Colón Cristal along the Tulum-Felipe Carrillo Puerto highway. It is the second fire in that community in nearly as many days.

Firemen with the Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos rushed to the site of the flames, which fully burned a considerable area of land as well as smoked out homes.

Photo: Heroico Cuerpo de Bomberos

Firemen received the Emergency 911 call of flames along the highway. Three units with extinguishers arrived to put out flames and control the fire, which when done, consumed an area of 10,000 square meters.

The fire has been unofficially blamed on irresponsible garbage burning.

Earlier this week, two wildfires in Playa del Carmen were reported with one resulting in the evacuation of a nearby school.