Natural Disasters

Guatemalan Volcano Erupts

Officials evacuate thousands

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Guatemala's Volcano of Fire is spewing lava and ash and the director of the national disaster agency says officials are carrying out "a massive evacuation of thousands of people" in five communities.

The statement by Alejandro Maldonado comes after the volcano spewed lava nearly 2,000 feet (600 meters) down slopes billowing with ash on Thursday.