Molten rock is creeping its way towards homes in the town of Pahoa on the big island of Hawaii.
The Kilauea volcano on the island has been erupting continuously since 1983.
Usually, residents are lucky as the lava flows away from their homes, but this time it is oozing slowly their way.
The lave is moving about nine metres a day and authorities say they may have to evacuate homes in the coming week.
Written by Charlotte