Moment Lava Fire Rages Near California Volcano After Lightning Strike

This is the moment the Lava Fire rages near a volcano in California after being ignited by a lightning strike on Friday.

The Lava Fire has been ravaging areas near the city of Weed and the potentially active volcano Mount Shasta, destroying over 410 acres as of Sunday afternoon.

On Sunday, the fire had increased by around 200 acres since the night before with a 400 percent increase from Saturday morning.

The smoke from the lava fire in Mount Shasta, California, USA. (@mtshastafire/Newsflash)

The fire brigade said the fire was burning towards the southeast part of the area, on an upward slope towards Mount Shasta and away from Weed City.

The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office said evacuation warnings have been issued to the following areas: State Route 97, north of Weed, Angel Valley Road, Carrick Addition and Solus Drive.

When the lightning strike caused the fire on Friday morning, it was only around three acres in size by Saturday morning, according to the Forest Service.

The smoke from the lava fire in Mount Shasta, California, USA. (@mtshastafire/Newsflash)

Netizen ‘Karol Kelley’ commented: “I am just heartbroken about this out of control fire. Please stay safe out there. The firefighters are so amazing.”

‘Tasha Faye’ wrote: “Please watch out for animals fleeing from the fire they are scared and losing their home! Praying for the Animals!”

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