KAPOHO, HI - MAY 20: Lava from a Kilauea volcano fissure erupts at dawn on Hawaii's Big Island on May 20, 2018 in Kapoho, Hawaii. The U.S. Geological Survey said the volcano erupted explosively on May 17 launching a plume about 30,000 feet into the sky. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
Back in 1974 a guy named Porky pranked Sitka by setting a bunch of tires in fire in a volcano causing people to panic. The entire story on Past Frontier a Podcast about Alaskan History.