This October 28, 2014 image provided by the US Geological Survey(USGS) shows the lava that has pushed through a fence marking a property boundary above Pāhoa in Hawaii. (AFP Photo)

The 1,000-degree red mass of molten rock threatening to destroy a Hawaiian town is now only meters away from reaching its first home, and now threatens dozens more as it reaches Pahoa’s commercial hub.

At present the flow is creeping at a slow pace less than 30 meters away from the Pahoa residence of Jeff and Denise Lagrimas, who decided not to stay to watch their home engulfed. They packed up to move to Kurtistown, 22 kilometers (14 miles) away.

“I don’t want to stick around and just wait for it to come and take it,” Denise told AP, as she packed up. “You just never know.”

“Never in my wildest dreams as a kid growing up did I think I would be running from lava,” she added.

Satellite and bird’s-eye images just released depict the horrifying scars left in the wake of the flow, which threatens to consume more.

Read more at RT News

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