ssive fountains of lava gushing from Kilauea volcano, four weeks after it first erupted on Hawaii's big island. On thursday, a third lava flow hotter than 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit streamed into the Pacific Ocean as US Marine Corps helicopters stood by in case of an emergency. Also lighting up the islands night sky, these blue flames caused by methane gas.
Which is produced by buried and burning vegetation. Thousands of people have already evacuated and at least 50 rural homes and other structures have been destroyed.>> Also that side over there, also gone.>> Hawaii resident, Daryl Clinton, was trying to put out a fire on his roof caused by flying volcanic rocks when he got hit by lava.
>> That was just incredibly powerful and hot, it burned.>> Another 2,000 people in coastal communities may be forced to leave their homes, if State Highway 130, their last exit, becomes blocked.