Thousands In Guatemala Flee As Fuego Volcano Erupts

The volcano reportedly began erupting overnight, spewing hot ash, lava and gas.
Posted at 12:28 PM, Nov 19, 2018

Thousands of people in Guatemala are fleeing their homes after increased activity and eruptions from the country's Fuego volcano. 

Guatemala's disaster agency said nearly 4,000 people have been evacuated so far. There are orange and red alerts in place for multiple areas around the volcano.

Fuego reportedly started erupting overnight, spewing hot ash, lava and gas.

The volcano is one of the most active in Central America. 

Another Fuego eruption in June left 194 people dead and hundreds more missing and presumed dead. At the time, critics said the Guatemalan government didn't respond to eruption warnings fast enough. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.