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This is the terrifying view of Fissure 17 in the background of properties within the exclusion zone around the Puna District of Hawaii’s Big Island.

The lava flow from the volcano, Kilauea, is currently heading towards the previous 1955 lava route.

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Amazing footage, taken by photographer, Joseph Anthony, 44 shows a house in heat haze with boiling lava only meters behind. Footage also shows huge explosions seen and heard from a property several hundred meters away.

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Authorities have told residents to leave as the area is in a mandatory evacuation zone, meaning if they are cut off, emergency services may not be able to reach them, but several have gone back to collect provisions and belongings.