A surprisingly fast moving finger of lava surged across the coastal plain and burned an occupied home last night around 11:00 PM. Click for larger view size. The above picture, taken at 5:00 AM this morning, shows the still smoldering remnants of the homes Quonset styled frame and various other items as the setting full moon shone over the sad scene. In the background we also see a line of lava orbs running down the fuming Pulama Pali. Those are surface lava breakouts from the newly established lava tubes feeding the coastal plain flow fronts.
Below are a couple more images of the area as it looked around 8:00 AM. Only the metal frame remains of the home.
This the the third home in the vicinity of Kalapana Gardens that has been lost to molten lava in the past six months.
Above: the home under threat of lava a week ago.
Tomorrow I will post update photos of the surface flows of lava further a field. There is no ocean entry lava at this time, though random breakouts are within 350-feet of the sea.