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Can the symphony return to the Peón Contreras ‘before spring’?

Mérida Mayor Renán Barrera Concha said authorities are aiming for the Teatro José Peon Contreras to reopen its doors "before spring." The famed opera house...

Photos put Peón Contreras fire damage into focus

Yucatán's Attorney General's Office ruled that, as suspected, a short circuit caused a fire that seriously damaged the José Peón Contreras theater. Starting at the...

Mérida theater’s stunning fresco may be its most painful loss

Mérida's landmark Teatro Peón Contreras remains a jewel but the public still doesn't know how tarnished its treasures are after Tuesday's fire. The Yucatán...

First photos of fire damage fail to answer questions at Peón...

Local broadcaster Telesur released photos showing fire damage following Tuesday's blaze inside the historic Peón Contreras theater. But the grainy images only appear to...

Out-of-control fire rages through Valladolid garbage dump

A large fire that broke out Sunday morning continued to burn today despite the efforts of city and state fire departments.  The tightly packed garbage...

ADO bursts into flames on route to Cancún from Mérida over...

An ADO passenger bus on its way to Cancún from Mérida suddenly burst into flames.

Another bus catches fire in Mérida, raising safety concerns

A short circuit in the electrical systems of a passenger bus has been blamed for yet another fire on Mérida’s roads. 

Bus full of construction workers catches fire in Mérida’s north

A bus went up in flames just before 8 this morning in Mérida’s Francisco de Montejo neighborhood.

Fire damages Izamal’s famous Kinich restaurant

A short circuit caused a fire that destroyed a large palapa roof at Izamal's most famous restaurant, Kinich, officials said. Rescue workers this morning...

Young man says he is ‘no hero’ after saving disabled neighbor...

At just 18, Heider Alexander Cruz Reyes, is being hailed as a hero by his community after saving a disabled neighbor from a fire in his home.

Playa del Carmen hit by smoke from nearby fires

Residents and tourists in Playa del Carmen awoke this morning to find the resort town covered in smoke.

Air quality likely to suffer, as the agricultural burning season starts

Agricultural burning season in Yucatán is set to begin on March 1. Controlled agricultural fires in Yucatán are regulated by the state's rural development agency...

Mérida’s Centro filled with smoke from warehouse fire

Authorities evacuated several smoke-filled blocks Tuesday in the heart of the Centro shopping district. A warehouse fire at Comercial Peraza caused not only dense...

Fire in Tulum forces evacuation of 1,000 people

A fire that began around 10 p.m. Wednesday at the Jungle Market clothing store damaged several Tulum businesses and forced around 1,000 people to...

Fruit juice stand catches fire at Santa Ana market

Santa Ana market was closed after a fruit juice vendor's stall caught fire, local media reported. Merida's municipal police said a short circuit caused the...

Lightning strike burns palapa roof in Progreso

Lightning struck a house on the Uaymitún-Telchac Puerto highway in Progreso, causing its palapa roof to catch fire. Friday evening's intense storm brought driving rain...

Merida wakes up to the smell of a pork processing plant...

Merida, Yucatan — The city center was choked Sunday morning by smoke and embers from a factory fire miles away. "No wonder the dog is sneezing,"...

Air in Yucatan fouled by smoky fires near and far

The haze that settled over Yucatan on Thursday is not necessarily from your neighbor burning trash this time. Winds from the south are bringing...

Fire wrecks food stalls at Lucas de Galvez

Three all-night food stalls were destroyed early Saturday when a gas leak caused a fire at the Lucas de Galvez market.

Fire consumes 500 acres at Celestun Biosphere Reserve

A huge fire is under control at the Celestun Biosphere Reserve

2nd fire at Sian Ka’an linked to poachers

Chetumal, Quintana Roo — Poachers are blamed for a second fire at the Sian Ka’an Biosphere nature reserve. The blaze has spread across 827 hectares /...

Sian Ka’an fire mostly under control after burning 6,000 acres

After spreading across over 6,000 pristine acres, the fire in the Sian Ka'an nature reserve is 70% under control, said Quintana Roo Delegate Arturo...

Sian Ka’an fire spreads to more than 6,000 acres

A fire in the Sian Ka'an nature has spread to more than 6,000 acres.

10 fires flare up daily in hot, arid Yucatan

Amid "fire season" on the Peninsula, citizens are asked to avoid burning garbage.