Lava from Hawaiian volcano sparks wildfire

March 16th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Honolulu, Mar 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Lava flowing from a Hawaiian volcano has managed to start a wildfire in the Volcanoes National Park. The National Park is not new to lava-ignited fires as it has already faced the brunt of the wildfires twice previously. This time around the fire has been ranging since Sunday.

It ought to be mentioned that the lava that is flowing from the Kilauea volcano is extraordinary because Kilauea amongst the world’s most active volcanoes and almost since the last 3 decades, it has been active. To be more precise, the lava has been flowing from the volcano since the 3rd of January 1983.

The National Park officials confirmed that till now atleast 75 acres of the park have been badly burned. In fact the firefighters are planning to make an aerial survey on Tuesday to gauge the complete situation, so that they can make a real-time game plan to deal with the out of control fire.

The availability of uluhe fern is adding fuel to the already spreading fire in the National Park.

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