Our partner site, BJ Penn Hawaii News received the latest update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense. The first home in Pahoa town has been burned due to the lava flow coming in to contact with the residential structure.
The Hawaii County Civil Defense stated Monday, November 10, 2014:
“This is an eruption and lava flow Information Update for Monday November 10th at 12:15PM
The current assessment shows that the flow front remains stalled with very little activity and has not advanced. The front remains approximately 480 feet from the Pahoa Village Road. An upslope breakout in the area of Apa’a Street near the cemetery had entered a private property yesterday morning and at approximately 11:55 this morning, the residential structure or house was ignited by the advancing flow. Emergency personnel are on scene and there is not threat to any other properties at this time. Smoke from the burning structure is currently rising and dissipating.
Smoke conditions are currently moderate to heavy with light trade winds blowing the smoke in a south southwest direction towards the Leilani and lower Puna areas. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents down wind that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.
The evacuation advisory for those residents down slope of the flow will continue and residents will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. In addition, Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity. Additional updates will be broadcasted as conditions change.”
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We would like to wish the best to the people of Pahoa at this time.
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