Lava Swallows First Hawaii Home [VIDEO]

November 11, 2014 1:56 PM

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Lava Swallows First Hawaii Home [VIDEO]

Creeping molten lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has reached and engulfed its first home. No people were injured, as residents had evacuated days ago from the Big Island house, but they stood and watched the fire from afar Monday, the Chicago Tribune reported. The 1,100-square-foot building burned down in about 45 minutes.

“The lava spread out and ignited the house before noon local time,” U.S. Geological Survey spokeswoman Janet Baab told CNN. “There are no other homes in imminent danger. We are watching the flow closely and continue to monitor it.”

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