Clinton says it was "incredibly powerful and hot" and he went into shock.
All he felt was searing, excruciating pain. "He passed it down to me, in the hopes I would pass it down to my kids, so that's what I was hoping and planning". "We just had to get out of there".
Since then, Kilauea has killed 21 people.
"One of the first things emergency responders wanted to know was where the lava was coming out - where are all the fissures?"
They had also used the announcement to warn that lava spatters "can weigh as much as a refrigerator, and even small pieces of spatter can kill".
Residents of Leilani Estates have been allowed to return at times since the eruptions began.
Fissures spew lava in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Pahoa, Hawaii. The man was using a fire extinguisher and garden hose to try and spray down the lava bombs once they landed - in a bid to stop them from catching the homes on fire.
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Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, entered the fourth week of what may be an unprecedented, simultaneous eruption at its summit crater and along a 9.7-kilometre string of fissures 40km down its east flank.
"Fissure 7 is producing the most volume of lava". The striking aerial footage shows lava flowing indiscriminately across the Hawaiian landscape, swallowing everything in its path as more lava continues to fountain in the background.
Hours later, he would be in the back of a truck, on his way to meet medics in agonizing pain. Crystal Symphony cruises also said it planned to return to the two ports after canceling a Wednesday Hilo stop due to "an abundance of caution". "I'll just have to do what he did for me".
Map of fissures and lava flows (red) in the Kilauea lower east rift zone on May 23. "It was all happening at one time".
Tourism authorities say summer bookings for hotels and tours on the Big Island have fallen nearly 50% for the months of May through July, and according to the National Park Service, the closure of the National Park alone costs the island $166m.
Gases, especially sulfur dioxide, and other fumes are being released and these have caused breathing difficulties for people who have inhaled them, but again these problems are confined to the immediate vicinity of Kilauea. Geologists say the volcano has entered into a more violent phase, in which larger amounts of molten rock are pouring out from fissures and travelling further than before.More news: Arsenal Ready To Gamble On Arteta As Wenger Replacement