The latest: What’s going on with the volcano?

Posted at 9:50 AM, May 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-26 12:50:59-04

Fountains of lava continue to erupt from the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii.

The lava flow has destroyed more than 80 structures, up from 50 earlier in the week and authorities expect that number to rise.

On Friday afternoon, firefighters went door to door in Leilani Estates urging resident to leave as the lava advanced toward the neighborhood.

Earthquakes and magma flowing underground have also caused giant cracks in the earth damaging homes and roads.

So far the lava has covered nearly 3.5 miles of land, cutting off access to dozens of homes.

Some 2,000 people have already evacuated the area and hundreds more may need to flee as the lava threatens to cut off key roads.

Geologists say there’s no telling when the volcanic activity might end.