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09-27-2005, 12:42 PM
Updated: 03:22 PM EDT
New Eruption at Mexico's Volcano of Fire


MEXICO CITY (AP) - A small eruption Tuesday of the Volcano of Fire in western Mexico scattered ash onto adjacent towns, the Jalisco state civil defense agency said.

No injuries were reported.

Clouds obscured the plume of gas and ash triggered by the eruption at 5:07 a.m. (6:07 a.m. EDT). The towns affected were to the west and southwest of the volcano, the agency said.

The 12,533-foot volcano on the border of Jalisco and Colima states - 420 miles west of Mexico City - is among the country's most active and most dangerous.

It has erupted repeatedly in recent years. On Sept. 16, it sent ash and gas three miles into the air.

Officials had warned Monday that an eruption this week was likely.

09/27/05 15:20 EDT