Images captured from a helicopter show seaside homes engulfed in flames as clouds of white steam and hydrochloric acid fumes billow from the water.
A tide of molten rock has turned residential streets in Hawaii into a volcanic wasteland as residents flee a surge of lava heading towards them.
Kīlauea has been particularly active over the past few weeks.
The state's emergency management administrator said the well field "is as safe as we can get."
The first report of an eruption-related injury from the active Kilauea volcano in Hawaii occurred Saturday after a homeowner's lower leg was "shattered" by a "lava bomb."
"Laze" is a combination of toxic hydrochloric acid fumes, steam and fine volcanic glass-like particles, which is formed when hot lava hits the ocean.
Beautiful, but dangerous.
The U.S. Geological Survey issued its highest-level warning nearly two weeks after the volcano first began erupting.
The lava is a safety hazard but the gases released from the volcano are also harmful.
The fissure opened Sunday evening on private property near Halekamahina Loop Road.
Hawaii's National Guard has stepped in to help evacuations as authorities fear the lava is not slowing down yet.
Landspouts are mini tornadoes which usually form from the ground up toward a cloud.
The volcano has the potential to turn deadly.
The stream of molten lava that has been advancing toward Pahoa is getting closer to the town's main roads