Three dead in Mexican forest fires

  26 October 2019    Read: 1773
Three dead in Mexican forest fires

Three people were killed and hundreds evacuated from their homes as fires spread through forests in northern Mexico near the U.S. border on Friday, officials said.

A fire near the town of Tecate, about 30 miles (50 km) east of the border city of Tijuana, was first detected Friday afternoon and was about 35% contained, according to national forest commission CONAFOR.

The blaze covered about 14,000 hectares (34,600 acres) and was being battled by about 150 fire fighters.


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