HONOLULU (KITV) - The Department of Health says the air near Lanipuna Gardens poses an immediate danger to health.  Officials urge those in the area to limit your exposure to the gas coming out of the cracks.

It's especially dangerous for the elderly, kids, and those with breathing problems.    

The fumes can also be carried by wind to areas further away.  The best way to protect yourself is leave the area .

More on the lava threat here.