Hawaii governor appeals for federal help as NEW lava fissures open up and residents are told to 'go now' five days after Kilauea volcano first erupted | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Hawaii governor appeals for federal help as NEW lava fissures open up and residents are told to 'go now' five days after Kilauea volcano first erupted

Hawaii governor David Ige has called for federal assistance as fissures keep spreading from the state's erupting Kilauea volcano, spewing lava and forcing residents to evacuate.

Mr Ige revealed he had contacted the White House and the US Federal Emergency Management Authority (FEMA) when he met with people on Hawaii's Big Island who have left their homes near the Kilauea volcano.

The eruption and lava has already destroyed 35 homes and buildings and forced 1,700 people to leave their residences since it erupted on Thursday.

Red hot lava flows engulfed homes, trees, cars and streets - with nothing able to stem the inevitable advance of molten rock.

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