Hawaii Volcano Starts Wildfire

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Authorities say lava from a volcano eruption in Hawaii has sparked a raging wildfire in Volcanoes National Park.

Park firefighters said Monday that the blaze has burned at least 75 acres (30 hectares) since Sunday. They say the lava is from the Kamoamoa eruption.

Park ranger Mardie Lane says the fire is creeping through Ohia forest in an area that has been burned at least twice due to lava flows.

Kilauea, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, has been in constant eruption since Jan. 3, 1983.

Firefighters plan to fly over the area Tuesday to assess the situation.