Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim said lava has destroyed more than 600 homes since early last month
Rapid lava flows cause emergency evacuations
Kilauea has been spewing out lava for the past three weeks
Some 2,000 people remain under evacuation orders
Geologists say the volcano has now entered a "steady state" of eruption
Molten lava erupting from the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is creeping closer to a key geothermal power plant, as workers rush to shut down the facility to prevent a major release of toxic fumes.
Over the weekend molten rock from two huge cracks formed a single channel and traveled around 300 metres in under an hour threatening a key coastal road
Kilauea sends ash clouds over 9,000 metres in to the sky