Hawaii Is Begging Tourists To Quit Taking Selfies With The Flaming Molten Lava Coming From Kilauea

This comes from the “how stupid can some people possibly be” department…

Problems with tourists — and even some residents — hanging out at deadly lava flows to take selfies and other photos have gotten so bad that Hawaiian authorities are cracking down.

About 40 people have been arrested since May 3 for loitering near lava flows, including a dozen in the last 10 days, Department of Land and Natural Resources officials told Hawaii News Now, a website operated by several Hawaii television stations..

The state recently raised the penalties for loitering near lava flows to a $5,000 fine and up to a year in jail to try to curtail the problem, reported the stations.

The report did not indicate whether tourists continue to try to roast marshmallows over the lava or not…

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