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North Carolina sends emergency and fire officials to help in Hilo


    The sky glowed orange from lava inside Leilani Estates on Saturday night in Pahoa.

RALEIGH, N.C. >> North Carolina officials say 10 emergency managers and fire service officials will work in Hawaii on the response to the erupting Kilauea volcano.

The state Department of Public Safety said in a news release that the 10 left Saturday after Hawaii’s state emergency management agency requested help.

The North Carolina team will work in Hilo and will support the Hawaii County Civil Defense agency.

Team members come from emergency management agencies in Bladen, Gates, Lee, McDowell, Moore and Onslow counties; fire departments in Cary, Charlotte and Greensboro and from N.C. Emergency Management.

The volcano began erupting more than two weeks ago and has burned dozens of homes and forced people to flee.

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