Watchful eyes on Hawaii's Big Island as lava approaches homes

September 5, 2014 2:27 PM

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Watchful eyes on Hawaii's Big Island as lava approaches homes

Some area residents are preparing for possible evacuation after the island's mayor declared a state of emergency.

Honolulu — Hawaii scientists and officials raised the alert level on Thursday for residents whose homes stand in the path of an approaching lava flow creeping through a forest reserve toward their community from the Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island.

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