The police in Suðurnes have decided to close the eruption site today due to a risk of wildfires and unfavourable wind direction in the area.
This was stated on the police’s Facebook page.
Ákvörðun lögreglustjórans á Suðurnesjum er að loka inn á gossvæðið í dag vegna gróðurelda og óhagstæðrar vindáttar.
The police in the capital area received a report of a fire at Laugarnestangi just before midnight last night. The fire brigade was sent to the scene and it turned out to be a limited burn.
The fire brigade had been called out earlier in the day when a fire broke out in a lava field in Hafnarfjörður yesterday. Heavy smoke billowed from the fire and spread over an area of more than 600 square metre.
Two boys were reported to have lit a paper at Vatnsendablett just before nine o’clock yesterday. The fire brigade was sent to the scene where there was a risk of the fire spreading to vegetation.
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