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Hawaiian Lava Sets Off Large Brushfire April 1, 2011
Kilauea wildfires
Wildfire ignited by Kilauea volcano lava burning across southern parts of the Big Island of Hawaii.
A brushfire sparked by lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano blackened nearly 2,000 acres before being brought under control.

The blaze was ignited at nearly the same time the volcano’s Pu’u O’o crater floor collapsed, causing fountains of lava to emerge.

All lava eruptions ended in the area on March 9, including at the Kamoamoa fissure, source of the brushfire.

Lava emerged again on March 26 and slowly began to fill the deepest parts of the Pu’u O’o crater.

Photo: Hawaiian Volcano Observatory