Hundreds of Firefighters Battle Large Forest Fire Near Guadalajara, Mexico

Hundreds of firefighters fought the Bosque de la Primavera forest fire near Guadalajara, Mexico, on Wednesday, April 14. Fifteen firefighters were injured on April 13, officials said.

Aerial footage released by Tlajomulco de Zúñiga officials, who said it was taken around the Los Volcanes area, shows plumes of smoke rising from the blaze.

The fire is not expected to impact residential areas, according to local news reports.

Crews have been fighting the fire since 3 pm on Tuesday, when an atmospheric alert was issued for surrounding municipalities. Residents have been ordered to stay away from the area and avoid outdoor activities, local media reported. Credit: Gobierno Tlajomulco via Storyful