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Hawaii volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight

HONOLULU – A Hawaii County spokeswoman says a lava flow from the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, destroyed hundreds of houses during the night.

Janet Snyder said Tuesday that there is not an exact number, but hundreds of homes were lost Monday night in Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland.

Lava destroyed Mayor Harry Kim’s second home in the Country.

County Director Wants, Okabe, says his vacation house in Kapoho Beach Lots is also threatened.

Most of the residents of the area have already evacuated.

Okabe describes the area as a mix of vacation homes and year-round homes.

Scientists say a morning flight confirms that the lava is completely filled Kapoho Bay. Lava flooded most of the Country and has covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots.

Lava flows from fissures that erupted in neighborhoods in the last month.

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