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Hundreds flee as eruption of Hawaii's Kilauea volcano sends lava into streets

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Some 1,500 people were evacuated late Thursday from a small residential area after the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island erupted, sending lava snaking through a forest, spurting from a 500-foot crack and flowing down a residential street.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige issued a mandatory evacuation order for the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions and activated the National Guard to help with evacuations and security.

There were no immediate reports of injuries.

At one point, lava fountains were shooting 150 feet in the air, and molten lava spread out over an area about 200 yards wide behind one house in Leilani Estates, Big Island resident Ikaika Marzo told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser .


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