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Men shoveled ash from a rooftop, above, as the Calbuco volcano continued to spew clouds of ash behind them in Ensenada, southern Chile, on Friday, two days after it burst into life in spectacular, fiery fashion for the first time in half a century, forcing 4,000 people to evacuate and lighting up the night sky. Ensenada was covered in 20 inches of ash.

The volcano puffed out more ash and smoke on Friday, prompting new evacuations and leading airlines to cancel flights to Argentine capital Buenos Aires, some 850 miles east.

Ash continues to spew from the Calbuco volcano in Puerto Varas, Chile on April 24.MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP - Getty Images
A boat is buried in volcanic ash in a backyard in Ensenada, near Puerto Varas, Chile, on April 23.IVAN ALVARADO / Reuters

Gallery: Volcano Spews Ash and Fire

— NBC News and Reuters