Fire Ravages Half of Honduran Island

A massive fire ripped through the Honduran island of Guanaja in the city of Bonacca Cay over the weekend, destroying nearly half the area in the process.
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READ MORE: Authorities managed to bring a major fire on a tiny Honduran resort island under control Saturday, after the blaze consumed dozens of homes and forced 400 people to evacuate.

"The fire is 100% controlled," said the head of the government's Permanent Intervention Commission (COPECO), Max Gonzales, at a midafternoon press conference.

A huge cloud of black smoke rose in the early morning from the island of Guanaja, located in the Caribbean off the north coast of mainland Honduras. Its 6,000 inhabitants live mainly from tourism.

Military helicopters dropped bags of water on what the island's deputy mayor Mireya Guillen described as "uncontrollable" flames.
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