Hawaii Volcano Forces 1,500 from Homes as Lava Bubbles Up

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted, sending lava shooting into the air in the residential neighborhood and prompting mandatory evacuation orders for nearby residents.

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HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 1,500 residents were ordered to evacuate from their volcano-side homes after Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano erupted, sending molten lava to chew its way through forest land and bubble up on paved streets. Volcano officials couldn’t predict how long Thursday’s eruption may last, prompting Hawaii’s governor to activate the National Guard to help with evacuations and provide security to about 770 structures left empty when residents sought shelter. There were no immediate reports…

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