The eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii, USA, has destroyed 26 homes and is threatening hundreds more.
Nearly 2,000 people have so far been evacuated. Some residents were allowed home to rescue pets, but authorities said it was not safe to stay.
New cracks in the ground - called volcanic fissures - opened overnight on Sunday in the Leilani Estates area, where lava leapt up to 70 metres into the air.
The island was hit by a powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake on Friday.
Kilauea is one of the world's most active volcanoes and has been in constant eruption for 35 years.
The governor of Hawaii declared a local state of emergency after the volcanic eruption
Authorities say the fire has destroyed 26 homes on the island and is threatening hundreds more
Cracks in the ground called fissures have spewed lava around homes
Ten separate fissures have torn open the Leilani Estates neighbourhood, about 40km from the volcano's crater
A series of earthquakes have shaken Hawaii's Big Island since the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, causing massive cracks in the ground
Many are staying in emergency shelters, with no idea when they will be allowed to return home
The volcano erupted on Friday, following a magnitude 6.9 earthquake