Molten rock, escaped from the crater of the volcano in Santiago, located 23 km south-east of the capital of Nicaragua — Managua, have led to a fire in a nearby national park. Park is temporarily closed to the public.
According to representatives of the National Institute of Territorial Studies, of the village, located at the foot of the volcano, were not injured. The eruption was a fire on an area of 1.5 hectares, which already works on fire. Despite the increased activity of the volcano, the Nicaraguan authorities have not announced the alarm in the surrounding area.
Since the end of last week from the crater Santiago repeatedly ejects hot gases. However, while the activities of the colossus 638 meters in height, is not a threat to the residents of nearby villages, according to volcanologists. Santiago — one of six active volcanoes, which are located in the territory of Nicaragua, told Itar-Tass.