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Lava has folks preparing exit

  • a barbed wire fence is overrun by lava from a flow lobe that crossed through the Pāhoa cemetery earlier in the day. To the far left in the distance
  • packed and ready for the evacuation crew.
  • COURTESY HAWAIIAN VOLCANO OBSERVATORY
    Lava burned its way through a field Sunday in Pahoa. With the leading edge of the flow expanding to about 150 yards wide, the lava advanced about 250 yards between 6:30 a.m. Saturday and 6:30 a.m. Sunday. At that pace, Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said, about 50 households might have to evacuate Tuesday. “It’s so heart-wrenching to just have to pack up and leave,” said Pahoa resident Ilyn Narciso. “I feel like a zombie while packing.”

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