Advancing lava was threatening homes and businesses in La Laguna, on Spain’s La Palma island, on Wednesday, October 20, with video showing the smoldering mass edging towards a gas station.
The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute (Involcan) said the video showed the scene at 1:40 pm local time. Nearby to the gas station are a cafe, pharmacy, bank and other businesses.
Local media posted footage a short time later showing the gas station being engulfed. Its tanks had already been emptied, RTVC said. Credit: Involcan via Storyful