5 - 6 MAY 1998. MEXICO: FIRES

Reuters, Associated Press and Nando.net report 23 dead in the states of Puebla and Veracruz as forest fires killed villagers and firefighters. Over 500 were evacuated in the latest in over 9,000 fires that have scorched more than 500,000 acres in an ENSO related drought. About 100 fires are currently active --Nando.net < http://www.nando.net>.

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