Officials in the Philippines have ordered the evacuation of about 20,000 people living near the Mayon volcano, fearing an imminent eruption.
Officials made the decision to raise the alert level after the volcano was rocked by six blasts and then emitted a fountain of lava.
Mount Mayon, the most active volcano in the Philippines, has been rumbling for several months and started to send out lava in July.
The army has sent trucks to take villagers living within 8km (five miles) of the crater to evacuation centres.
Officials say more people could be ordered out if volcanic activity increases, with 50,000 people displaced in the event of a major eruption
But some residents were said to be reluctant to evacuate, with farmers unwilling to leave their land.