Locals are evacuated as Mexico's "Fire volcano" causes alarm

Locals are evacuated as Mexico's "Fire volcano" causes alarm
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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the vicinity of a volcano in western Mexico amid fears of a major eruption. The aptly named “Fire

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Hundreds of people have been evacuated from the vicinity of a volcano in western Mexico amid fears of a major eruption.

The aptly named “Fire Volcano” in Colima is considered one of the most active and dangerous in North America.

Mexico’s Fire volcano is erupting & spewing smoke & ash 1500 metres into the sky: http://t.co/kT3KbUwhX4#TenNews 5pm pic.twitter.com/VrROUfUZPu

— TEN Eyewitness News (@channeltennews) August 12, 2015

One plume of smoke was seen to shoot over 2.4 km into the sky.

The village of Yerbabuena, at the foot of the mountain, is said to have been buried in up to 5cm of ash. Rain is making conditions worse.

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