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Lava Viewing Site Being Considered

June 26, 2018, 3:43 PM HST
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Many residents have been complaining that they have not been able to publicly view the lava, but that may change soon. On Saturday, June 23, 2018, two adults were cited inside the evacuation zone and many others have also been cited in the dangerous area.

Trees cleared at a potential lava viewing site. PC: Crystal Richard

Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige announced on Monday, June 25, that he is considering opening up a lava viewing area so that the public can view the lava flow that is now in its seventh week.

Trees were cleared near the “Y Intersection” of Highway 132 for a potential viewing site last week. PC: Crystal Richard

Gov. Ige acknowledged that a lava viewing site would be a way to pump money back into the island’s economy.

PC: Crystal Richard

According to KHON2 News, Gov. Ige said, “What we would like to and hope to do is find a place that we could create a safe viewing area so that we can make it available to visitors. We are working with the national parks, because we recognize that they’ve been shut down and they’ve obviously lost significant revenue.”

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