Nearly 10,000 acres have burned in the forest preserve in the past five days. The cause of the fire is unknown, though there is speculation that it started at an illegal garbage dump. The International Business Times reports that authorities have previously found outdoor drug labs in Jalisco's forests. The Latin American Herald Tribune reported that gunmen were preventing some firefighting teams from reaching the fire.
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A massive fire is seen at 'La Primavera' forest in Guadalajara, Mexico, April 25. More than 700 firefighters were sent to the site where the fire has been burning uncontrolled for almost five days.