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Pahoa in peril

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE
    Officials said the flow was moving at about 15 yards an hour.
  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    A Hawaii Electric Light Co. crew worked on lines along Pahoa Village Road on Friday. HELCO is hoping experimental insulators might save some utility poles from destruction by the advancing lava.
  • COURTESY NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE
    Parks equipment operator Jon Mitsuda removes the popular lava-engulfed sign from Chain of Craters Road before a bulldozer began clearing an emergency access route for lower Puna to be used in the event lava bisects Highway 130.
  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE
    Pahoa lava flow
  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY CIVIL DEFENSE
    Pahoa lava flow
  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Hawaii Electric Company, HELCO, was on hand on Friday on Pahoa Village Road as the lava flow advanced.
  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Hawaii Electric Company, HELCO, was on hand on Friday on Pahoa Village Road as the lava flow advanced.
  • DARYL LEE / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
    The Hawaii Electric Company, HELCO, was on hand on Friday on Pahoa Village Road as the lava flow advanced.

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