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Out of control garbage burn catches section of highway of grassland

José María Morelos, Q.R. — Elements of the José María Morelos fire department were tasked with putting out a highway brush fire Saturday night. The fire, which was being fanned by winds, was quickly spreading through the extremely dry grassland.

The fire was noticed in the San Antonio Tuk neighborhood in the municipality of José María Morelos, which is located along the state’s mid-western border. Firemen were made aware of the wildfire around 7:00 p.m., which proved difficult to extinguish.

In less than an hour, the fire had grown to burn more than 100 square meters of dry vegetation which created enough smoke to alter driving conditions along the highway.

Firemen were on site for just over an hour before finally declaring the fire out. The brush fire was the result of a controlled garbage burn that became out of control.