Hawaii Volcano UPDATE: ‘Biggest Brushfires Yet’ Sparked by Lava from Kilauea

The fires were started by lava from Kilauea’s Lava from fissure 8 (Image: USGS)

Brushfires have broken out on Hawaii’s Big Island after lava ignited trees and grass near the flow from Kilauea volcano’s fissure 8 – with reports of several houses being engulfed by flames.

And one resident of the island said firefighters had “no way” to battle the blaze, in an isolated area of the island, effectively.

A County of Hawaii statement said Hawaii Fire Department was monitoring fires on the south side of the lava flow in the area of Noni Farms Road.

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