The Guatemalan authorities began the evacuation of the population that could be affected by an eruption of this volcano, which is located in the center of the country amid the departments of Escuintla, Chimaltenango and Sacatepequez.
The Coordinator for Disaster Reduction (CONRED) Secretary Oscar Cossio pointed out that some 1,054 people from five nearby communities were evacuated in the last few hours.
However, the number of people evaded is expected to increase because the inhabitants of two other communities have not yet been counted. Citizens were transferred to a sports venue in the municipality of Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa.
WATCH �� Guatemala begins evacuations as Fuego volcano erupts, spews huge clouds of ash over farms and towns not far from the capital city.