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Hot Situation in Hawaii

New fissures have created more concerns for residents of Hawaii's big island.

More residents and businesses affected as lava continues to flow on Hawaii’s big island. Fissure 16 has erupted just northeast of the Puna Geothermal Venture, putting lower Puna on edge once again. As the magma heads east, so are the officials. They’ve recently started preparing people to let them know that they may need to leave soon. The major concern…

Eruption Evacuations

Mandatory evacuations are in place for hundreds of people living in the path of a volcano that erupted on Hawaii's big island.

A volcanic eruption on the big island of Hawaii sent lava and ash high in the air, and molten lava flowing into a residential neighborhood. The erupting volcano sits in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Hundreds of small earthquakes on the east side of the island have been shaking the volcano all week, the most powerful a 4.6 magnitude that hit…

More Wildfires Sparked

There's a fierce new southern California wildfire tearing through golf course communities in San Diego County.

At least six major fires are now burning from north of Los Angeles down into the area of San Diego. In the Ventura area, teams are still working to contain the largest fire in the state -the Thomas fire- which started burning Monday. It has now destroyed more than four hundred homes and buildings and consumed hundreds of square miles….

Outer Banks Blackout

A weekend power outage forced evacuations off North Carolina's Outer Banks.

  Crews have been working around the clock to fix a damaged power line that forced thousands to cut short their vacations on the Outer Banks. A mandatory evacuation was ordered for Hatteras Island. Visitors were forced off Okracoke island Thursday. By Sunday more than 3700 people had been evacuated. Crews spent another day digging away mud and water from…

Gatlinburg Ablaze

Raging wildfires have reached parts of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

  Mandatory evacuations have been called for people living in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge areas of eastern Tennessee. Flames and high winds reached the popular tourist destination overnight, already destroying more than two dozen buildings, including some in downtown Gatlinburg and the fire continues to grow in the Great Smokey Mountain National Parks. Firefighters and emergency workers are continuing…