Danger Continues to Grow for Hawaii Residents with Kilauea Volcano

The danger surrounding the erupting Kilauea volcano in Hawaii continues to grow.

Nearly 20 volcanic fissures have opened and are spewing lava and poisonous gas across the big island Tuesday morning.

Civil defense workers say the gas contains high levels of sulfur dioxide, which can make people choke.

People were seen lining up for protective gas masks, which are hard to come by on the island.

The lava is also inching closer to a main highway.

It could force another 2,000 people out of their homes and into shelters.

1,800 people are already evacuated.

Since Kilauea started erupting almost two weeks ago, the lava has scorched more than 40 structures.