Tourist roasts marshmallows on active Iceland volcano

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Tourist roasts marshmallows on active Iceland volcano

This could get sticky fast.

A tourist was pictured roasting marshmallows over an active volcano in Iceland Thursday as other onlookers brought kids to the lava-spewing eruption site, breathtaking photos show.

Some of the ill-advised visitors got dangerously close to the treacherous, molten-burping bowl near Mount Fagradalsfjall to snap photos, according to the images.

A man is seen roasting marshmallows on a stick by molten lava near Mount Fagradalsfjall in Iceland.
A man is seen roasting marshmallows on a stick by molten lava near Mount Fagradalsfjall in Iceland.
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A man heats food on a stick on the scene of the newly erupted volcano taking place in Meradalir valley, near mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland on August 4, 2022.
USGS Volcanoes warns spectators not to roasts any food by volcanoes.
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Tourists have flocked to witness lava flowing on Mount Fagradalsfjall in Iceland.
A traveler is seen taking a photo of splashing lava.
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The volcano erupted Wednesday afternoon in the town of Grindavik, about 30 miles outside Reykjavik after the area was hit by dozens of earthquakes.

Lava from the volcano flowed for six months after it erupted last year.

In 2018, just days after Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano burst into a cloud of ash, the United States Geological Survey warned folks not to get close enough to roast food.

Mount Fagradalsfjall erupted for six months during March to September in 2021.
Mount Fagradalsfjall erupted for six months from March to September in 2021.
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People visit the scene of the newly erupted volcano taking place in Meradalir valley, near mount Fagradalsfjall, Iceland on August 4, 2022.
A woman gazes at the newly erupted volcano taking place in Meradalir valley, Iceland.
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Spectators marvel at lava erupting and flowing in Grindavik, Iceland on August 3, 2022.
Spectators marvel at lava erupting and flowing in Grindavik, Iceland on August 3, 2022.
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“Is it safe to roast marshmallows over volcanic vents? Assuming you had a long enough stick, that is? Or would the resulting marshmallows be poisonous?” one Twitter user asked.

USGS replied, “Erm…we’re going to have to say no, that’s not safe. (Please don’t try!)”

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