Fast-moving lava flow heading toward Waa Waa

Crews make visual observations of activity at Fissure 8 around 5:30 a.m. Thursday. Fountain heights continue to reach 230 to 260 feet above ground level. The fountaining feeds a lava flow that is moving to the northeast along Highway 132 into the area of Noni Farms Road. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HILO — According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, the Fire Department reports this morning a fast-moving lava flow from fissure No. 8 in the vicinity of Noni Farms Road is moving toward the Waa Waa area.