Fuego San Ignacio (10 images)

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At about 5pm on August 1 a wild fire broke out during the annual Festival de San Ignacio. The fire raged out of control for about 6 hours before firefighters from the near by village of Mulege were able to contain the blaze.
The firefighters from near-by towns were delayed by both the suddenness of the inferno, poorly maintained roads and the remote location of San Ignacio itself. Flames shot into the night reaching towards the desert sky. The palm trees became matchsticks erupting into...
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