Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupts, mandatory evacuations ordered for more than 1,000 people

Red molten lava continued to spurt into the sky Friday morning hours after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted, forcing officials to issue widespread evacuation orders to more than 1,500 residents.

Aerial drone footage showed a line of lava snaking its way through forest land and bubbling up on paved streets near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island. Elsewhere, lava spurted into the sky from cracks in the road.

The activity continued early Friday with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirming reports of eruptions from volcanic vents on at least two streets.

All residents in the area were ordered to evacuate immediately.

Jeremiah Osuna, who captured the drone footage, described the scene as a “curtain of fire” roaring through the landscape.

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