Kilauea volcano’s wrath continues to threaten locals on the Big Island as a number of fissures burst into life over the last 24 hours.
Plumes of toxic smoke are expected to spread to the west of the island over the weekend.
The Hawaii Fire Department were also called at 12.15pm local time, after high levels of heat in the region sparked a raging bush fire near Puuanahulu, causing Highway 190 to remain closed.
Highway 190 was closed for a few hours although the road is now open for vehicles, but officials warned locals to take caution.
Lava was spotted erupting from Fissures 16 and 22 which emerged on Friday, as Fissure 8 continues to erupt raging lava flowing to the Kapoho ocean.
USGS in Hawaii said: “Lava fountains from the Fissure 8 spatter cone continue to flow in the established channel to the Kapoho coastline.
“A dominant ocean entry on the south edge of the flow front is producing a large laze plume.
“Upslope, minor overflows from the channel occur periodically, but are short-lived and do not extend beyond the current flow field.
“Fissure 6 is no longer active. Fissures 16 displayed incandescence and weak lava fountain was observed at Fissure 22 by this morning’s overflight crew.”
Toxic volcanic gas emissions from Fissure 8 remain high, and trade winds are set to sweep vog to southern and western parts of the Island of Hawaii.
Pele’s hair and volcanic gas fragments continue to threaten Big Island, as trade wins are expected to carry lava particles several metres from Kilauea’s vent.
Residents are urged to avoid exposing themselves to these volcanic fragments, as they can severely irritate the skin and eyes.
Locals have been warned not to venture too close the ocean, as the explosive combination of lava and water can send huge debris flying into the air.
Officials have also warned residents of “laze”, which occurs when lava and water combine, creating corrosive plumes of hydrochloric acid with fine volcanic particles that can irritate skin, eyes and lungs.
Locals should not walk on lava delta, formed when lava cools and hardens upon contact with the sea, as officials say it is unstable and can easily slide into the sea, endangering those who tread on it.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said: “Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho.
“Currently, there is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should heed warnings from Civil Defense.
“Trade winds are pushing vog to the southwest.
Hawaiian authorities have announced free medical, dental and eye care services for residents, at Kea’au High School between 8am and 5pm on 22 June and 23 June.
The Hawaii County Civl Defense added: “Seismicity remained elevated overnight at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano, reaching over 40 earthquakes per hour at one point.
“Inward slumping of the rim and walls of Halemaʻumaʻu continues in response to ongoing subsidence at the summit.
“Sulfur dioxide emissions from the volcano’s summit have dropped to levels that are about half those measured prior to the onset of the current episode of eruptive activity.
“This gas and minor amounts of ash are being transported downwind, with small bursts of ash and gas accompanying intermittent explosive activity.”