Lava destroys 9 homes on Hawaii’s Big Island
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on a volcanic eruption on the Big Island of Hawaii
Officials in Hawaii now say nine homes have been destroyed by lava flowing from Kilauea volcano.
Big Island civil defense officials also said Sunday morning two new fissures, or vents where lava has broken through the ground, have emerged in the Leilani Estates subdivision.
That brings the total of fissures to 10 since the eruption began late Thursday afternoon, but a scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey says one of those vents has gone dormant.
Officials say active venting of lava and dangerous levels of volcanic gases continue between two main roads in the subdivision, where more than 1,700 people have been ordered to evacuate.
Officials say some residents will be allowed to complete evacuation of pets, get medicine and grab vital documents.