Volcanic Lava Nears Town of Todoque in Wake of La Palma Eruption

More than 200 buildings were destroyed and 6,000 people evacuated by September 21 as lava advanced toward the coastline of La Palma, one of Spain’s Canary Islands, following the eruption of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, Telecinco reported.

The eruption was reported at around 3:30 pm local time September 19 and sent smoke and lava spewing out of several fissures.

Multiple government agencies responded, including the Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan), the local council, civil protection units, firefighters, and police.

This footage, released by Canary Island firefighters, shows the “imminent” arrival of lava in the town of Todoque on September 21. Credit: Bomberos Gran Canaria via Storyful

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