Drone footage shows desolation of La Palma volcano up-close

Drone footage shows the steaming volcano, which is still causing damage nearly three months after erupting

Nearly three months on from eruption, the La Palma volcano continues to spew lava and ash onto the Spanish island.

Scientists say it is unclear when volcanic activity will finally end – though flights resumed from the island’s airport on Wednesday, according to local reports.

Lava is still cascading down the vents near the cone, as flows meander across the island and destroy buildings.

The lava has now scorched more than 1,200 hectares and affected some 3,039 buildings since the eruption began on September 19.

Drone footage captured by researchers shows the volcano’s cone and the desolate areas affected by volcanic ash.