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Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe

Lava flow from Hawaii volcano could last for weeks — and paper masks won't keep you safe

Nearly 20 fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano started erupting almost two weeks ago. A fissure that opened Sunday led authorities to order 10 people to flee their homes, Hawaii County Managing Director Wil Okabe said. (May 15) PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from the Kilauea volcano was burning through the rain forest Tuesday and is about two miles from pouring into the ocean, raising the likelihood the Big Island is about to get a little bigger from a flow that could persist for weeks — and could cause serious health problems.  Health officials at a community meeting Monday night cautioned residents that most commonly available face mask filters — the paper kind used for sanding and painting