RAW:Fuego Volcano of Guatemala erupts, smoke up to 7,000 meters above sea level

The Fuego Volcano in central Guatemala started to erupt on January 1 and reached its fiercest level on January 5, causing no major damage so far.

(Soundbite) DAVID DE LEON, Spokesman of the National Coordinator for Disaster Reduction
“Ash particles are falling on the areas around. Abundant materials are being deposited on the slopes of the volcano.”

Ash plumes once rose up to 7,000 meters above sea level and two streams of lava were formed 3,000 meters long within nearby canyons of Trinidad and Las Lajas.

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