Celebrity chef José Andrés shared a video on Friday of the active volcano on La Palma in Spain, saying his nonprofit food organization is on the island providing meals to first responders.
In a video posted to Twitter, the Cumbre Vieja volcano can be seen spewing red lava in the background as Andrés provides an update on his foundation's work.
“So, as you can see today, super active, the volcano,” Andrés says in the video. “You can see all the lava coming down.”
Andrés also showed the police officers and doctors who were responding to the eruption.
UPDATE tonight from the volcano eruption on La Palma…as you can see it’s super active! @WCKitchen is here serving meals to the first responders working 12 hour shifts…and with help of some amazing volunteers we are making sure everyone has something to eat! #ChefsForLaPalma pic.twitter.com/o7mVM9jt0Q— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) September 25, 2021
Cumbre Vieja began erupting on Sept. 19, marking La Palma’s first volcanic eruption in 50 years.
The eruption intensified on Saturday after a new emission vent opened, launching lava high into the air, Reuters reported.
Since the eruption, hundreds of homes have been destroyed and nearly 6,000 people were forced to evacuate, according to the outlet. On Saturday, La Palma's airport was closed.
Andrés’s foundation, World Central Kitchen, has been serving meals to first responders on the island.
A new large explosion from the volcano on La Palma forced more evacuations and closed the airport today. While delivering meals to homes, families were packing cars to remain ready at a moment’s notice. The WCK team is still safe and serving meals to residents & first responders. pic.twitter.com/O2GmB16b20— World Central Kitchen (@WCKitchen) September 24, 2021
The two faces of the volcano eruption in La Palma, the two faces of any natural disaster … destruction and hope. Thank you to everyone bringing hope to the people of this beautiful island,la isla bonita! #erupcionlapalma @WCKitchen #ChefsForLaPalma @gesplansa @Imanolzuaznabar pic.twitter.com/5Ku1dcml1y— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) September 25, 2021
In a separate video shared on Friday, Andrés said he could see huge rocks “hundreds of meters in the air” being thrown from the volcano.
“This is very intense right now,” Andrés said. “Let’s pray for the people of La Palma, OK?”
Reporting in today from La Palma where a new opening in the volcano is forcing more evacuations! The @WCKitchen team is helping get people out in 3 towns with our vans…Everyone is safe & we will keep cooking for first responders and evacuees! #ChefsForLaPalma pic.twitter.com/zRMVK2XzLp— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) September 24, 2021