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Large-activation-energy asymptotic techniques are used to describe the effects of non-unity Lewis numbers of the fuel on strain-induced extinction of axisymmetric counterflow diffusion flames. The present work extends and clarifies previous investigations by accounting also for variable density and variable transport properties of the gas. In our asymptotic analysis the flame structure near extinction is, at leading order, given by the Burke-Schumann limit of infinitely fast reaction; i.e. two outer regions of equilibrium flow, with the fuel and the oxygen separated by an infinitesimally thin reaction layer where they arrive by diffusion in stoichiometric proportions.