Big Island lava creeps toward Highway 130 in Hawaii

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HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island has moved closer to a highway.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports an active breakout of the Kilauea Volcano lava flow that began June 27 advanced about 120 yards toward Highway 130.

An update Saturday from the Hawaii County Civil Defense said the original flow front and south margin breakout remain stalled.

However, a breakout along the north side of the flow remains active and has advanced downslope below an area near the stalled front.

The leading edge of the breakout was 0.4 miles from Highway 130 and west of the Pahoa police and fire stations.

The Civil Defense agency says dry weather is likely to keep brush fires a concern.

 

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