Transcript for The first lava flows from Kilauea reaching Pacific
Throwing a toxic blend of lava haze into the sky. Officials also confirming the first injury. A homeowner standing on his balcony, struck by flying molten rock. Marci Gonzalez is in Hawaii. Reporter: Tonight, that raging molten river now flowing into the ocean creating a new danger. The lava combining with saltwater, creating plumes of what's called laze, a hazy potentially deadly mix of hydrochloric acid and small particles of glass. It can eat a hole in a cotton t-shirt in a matter of a couple of hours. It's really caustic. And you don't want to breathe it, eithque??as it can cause a respiratory seizure. Reporter: The red-hot torrent now cutting across a highway, forcing new evacuations, after destroying four more homes this weekend. That lava flow cutting a path through neighborhoods and fields, bubbling from fissures like this one, fountaining more than 100 feet in the air. And this explosive fissure, blamed for the first serious injury since tvolcanic emergency began on Hawaii's big island more than two weeks ago, blasting a chunk of molten rock towards a house, shattering the homeowner's leg as he sat on his balcony. He's now recovering in a hospital. Tonight, geologists say they expect possibly more fissures to open, and possibly eruptions from the summit of kilauea. Marci, thank you. Next tonight, the severe
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