Posted: Saturday, May 6, 2023. 10:40 am CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: On Thursday, communities near the Fuego volcano in Guatemala were forced to evacuate as it erupted, spewing ashes over farms and towns.
More than 1,000 people evacuated and a road was closed due to thick clouds of ash.
CBS reports that data from Guatemala’s Conred disaster center reported that the ash column ejected by Fuego reached some 19,000 feet above sea level.
Authorities noted that stronger emissions could follow as the eruption continues, also possibly prompting mudslides.
Residents were urged to cover water tanks to avoid contamination and wear masks in areas near the volcano.
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