Land Fires. Fires burned off and on throughout southern Mexico and northern Central America in April and May , during the region's annual dry season. This image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on the Aqua satellite on May 22 shows fires and smoke over the area. View more in this event. Fires in Mexico and Central America. At the time of publication, it represented the best available science. You might also be interested in. The boy, Aylan Kurdi, died in the Mediterranean Sea after the boat carrying him and his family to Greece capsized.
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