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Volcanic lava forces more evacuations in Spain’s La Palma

Several people were forced to leave their homes Wednesday night as streams of molten rock flowing from the volcano Cumbre Vieja on the Spanish island of La Palma threatened to engulf another neighborhood.

Endless of the prospect of the eruption, which is in its fourth week, authorities expected the lava flow to move northwest, beyond the boundary of the evacuated area.

Most people in the area had already left, so only between 10 and 15 people left their homes on Wednesday, reported emergency services to Reuters.

Red-hot lava from the eruption has added debris to nearly 600 acres in total and destroyed about 1,500 houses and other buildings, including a cement plant that emitted toxic fumes earlier in the week, as well as consuming banana and avocado plantations, authorities said.

About 6,000 people have been evacuated on the island with 83,000 people.

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