Colima volcano fires ash two miles into the sky

Colima has erupted more than forty times since the sixteenth century and most recently erupted in January of this year

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Mexico's famous "volcano of fire" has been active once again, this time spewing ash two miles (3km) into the sky in the latest video from the west coast of the country.

The video was shot on Monday and is the latest activity from the volcano following the closure of a 7.5 mile area around Colima on July 12 after ash began to rain down on communities situated nearby.

The Colima volcano, which lies near Mexico's west coast on the border of the states of Colima and Jalisco, sparked into life in early July, causing the airport in Colima to close due and forcing residents to evacuate.

After that early July activity, the interior ministry in Mexico said that there were three likely scenarios: a 1913-esque explosion (one of the largest in its history), a collapse of the volcano's dome or a reduction in activity. Authorities are continuing to monitor the volcano's activities.

Colima has erupted more than forty times since the sixteenth century and most recently erupted in January of this year.

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