Hawaii Lava 100 Feet from Homes, National Guard Called Out

October 30, 2014 8:43 AM

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The National Guard was called out as a finger of molten rock lava from the Kilauea volcano flow crept to within 100 feet of a home in the Hawaiian town of Pahoa on Wednesday, civil defense officials said.

About 80 members of the Hawaii Guard will be on the scene Thursday morning after local officials requested state and federal assistance, said Darryl Oliveira, director of the Hawai'i County Civil Defense Agency. They'll help manage roadblocks and traffic as lava from the June 27 flow — named for the...

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