250 evacuated as Volcano of Fireplace erupts in Guatemala Lalrp

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GUATEMALA CITY — About 250 residents had been evacuated Thursday from the slopes of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fireplace as red-hot rock and ash flowed down the slopes towards an space devastated by a deadly 2018 eruption.

Firefighters mentioned residents of the hamlet of Panimache had been taken to shelters.

Guatemala’s catastrophe company mentioned the volcano had been emitting ash clouds that would have an effect on as many as 100,000 folks in communities across the peak.

The largest hazard from the volcano are lahars, a combination of ash, rock, mud and particles, that may bury total cities.

The catastrophe company mentioned that such lahars had been flowing down 4 of the seven gullies on the volcano’s flanks.