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Guatemala Evacuates Residents from Volcano of Fire
Guatemala Evacuates Residents from Volcano of Fire

Guatemala City, 8 Mar (ONA) --- About 370 residents were evacuated today from the slopes of Guatemala’s Volcano of Fire as red-hot rock and ash flowed down the slopes toward an area devastated by a deadly 2018 eruption.

Guatemala’s disaster agency said shelters had been opened for the evacuees.

The 12,300-foot (3,763-meter) high Volcano of Fire is one of the most active in Central America and an eruption in 2018 killed 194 people and left another 234 missing.

The biggest danger from the volcano are lahars, a mixture of ash, rock, mud and debris, that can bury entire town.

--- Ends/Anfal/KH