Lava Claims First Pahoa Home

Nov 10, 2014

Credit hvo.wr.usgs.gov

The slow moving lava flow on Hawaii Island has set fire to its first home, making contact with the residence just before noon.  The home’s renters had already left the residence.  Firefighters on site will let the structure burn down, but will control any wildfires that threaten other homes.  Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said the nearest home is about a half mile away. 

Volcanoes National Park has announced an access plan for the Chain of Craters road, should the lava over take the highway in Pahoa.