Hawaii residents on edge as lava flow creeps closer to homes

September 5, 2014 3:52 PM

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Hawaii residents on edge as lava flow creeps closer to homes

HONOLULU -- Rural Hawaii residents still recovering from a tropical storm are keeping a nervous eye on a lava flow that may reach their community within a week.

Lava from Kilauea volcano is within less than a mile of Kaohe Homesteads, authorities said. Lava could reach the community in five to seven days if it continues on its current path, geologists with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said.

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