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Lava flow in Puna foments fear of fires

"No imminent threat" imperils houses, but blazes could ignite and spur evacuations

By Leila Fujimori

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2014

~~<p>Some Hawaii island residents are concerned that a dry summer could increase the risk that fires set by lava could eat through the thick forest behind their houses.</p>
<p>But Kilauea's sluggish Kahaualea 2 flow, less than two miles from some Puna homes, poses no imminent danger to residents, Hawaii County Civil Defense and community leaders are emphasizing.</p>
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Some Hawaii island residents are concerned that a dry summer could increase the risk that fires set by lava could eat through the thick forest behind their houses.

But Kilauea's sluggish Kahaualea 2 flow, less than two miles from some Puna homes, poses no imminent danger to residents, Hawaii County Civil Defense and community leaders are emphasizing. Login for more...



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