Volcano lava destroys hundreds of homes overnight in Hawaii

Zivile Roditis hugs Howie Rosin (L), shortly after Roditis' home was destroyed by lava via a Kilauea volcano fissure, in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii's Big Island, on May 25, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

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Zivile Roditis hugs Howie Rosin (L), shortly after Roditis’ home was destroyed by lava via a Kilauea volcano fissure, in Leilani Estates, on Hawaii’s Big Island, on May 25, 2018 in Pahoa, Hawaii.

A Hawaii County spokeswoman says lava via the erupting Kilauea volcano destroyed hundreds of homes overnight.

Janet Snyder said Tuesday there’s not an exact count, nevertheless hundreds of homes were lost Monday night in Kapoho Beach Lots along with Vacationland.

Lava destroyed Mayor Harry Kim’s second home in Vacationland.

County Managing Director Wil Okabe says his vacation home in Kapoho Beach Lots can be also threatened.

Most area residents have already evacuated.

Okabe describes the area as a mix of vacation rentals along with year-round residences.

Scientists say a morning overflight confirms of which lava has completely filled Kapoho Bay. Lava has inundated most of Vacationland along with has covered all nevertheless the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots.

Lava has been flowing via fissures of which broke out in neighborhoods last month.

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