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These raw videos show curtain of fire volcanic eruption in Hawaii
This April 30, 2018 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows a layer of red ash on top of an active lava flow with surface breakouts in Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii's Big Island. Dozens of earthquakes are rattling Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano as magma flows into a new area east of the Puu Oo vent. Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory say the increased activity Wednesday, May 2, 2018, is associated with the collapse of the crater floor at the Puu Oo vent. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP) - photo by Herb Scribner
About 1,500 residents of communities on the Big Island of Hawaii fled their homes after the Kilauea volcano began to spew lava, according to the Associated Press.

About 100 people remained in shelters Friday. There have been no reports of injuries or deaths. Hawaii Gov. David Ige activated the National Guard to help with evacuations, which left more than 700 structures empty.

Authorities detected a high amount of sulfur gas in the air, which they said could threaten the elderly and those with breathing issues.

The eruption began late Wednesday as molten lava broke through the forests and spewed out on several main streets.

Hawaiian residents were first warned of a potential volcano eruption when several earthquakes erupted in the area throughout the last week, according to the Deseret News.

Videos of the curtain of fire began to circulate online Friday morning.