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Timelapse Catches Lava Flow Crossing Road and Consuming Car

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The ongoing 2018 lower Puna eruption on the big island of Hawaii has caused lava flows, toxic gases, and earthquakes that have destroyed tens of homes and forced thousands to evacuate. Professional storm chaser Brandon Clement of WXChasing managed to capture this timelapse of a lava flow crossing a road and engulfing a car in flames.

Clement’s dashcam images show the lava fill up the frame and completely consume the Ford Mustang that was parked on the side of the road.

The car was owned by a man named Michael Hale, who not only lost the Mustang but pretty much everything he had in the disaster. Clement managed to locate and interview Hale:

You can support victims of the ongoing eruption by donating to the Red Cross, and you can also support Hale directly through the GoFundMe that Clement has set up for him.

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