Archive

ShareThis Page
Rain tamps down smoke from lava flow in Hawaii | TribLIVE.com
News

Rain tamps down smoke from lava flow in Hawaii

The Associated Press

Overnight rain has reduced the smoke that’s coming from a lava flow that remains stalled after slowly creeping toward a small town on Hawaii’s Big Island, a responder said Sunday.

Hawaii County Civil Defense director Darryl Oliveira said the flow remains 480 feet from the main road to Pahoa, a town of about 1,000 people.

The moisture helped tamp down some of the smoke that has been generated by small fires from the lava.

“It was pretty light this morning when we were out there,” Oliveira said.

The lava is burning some vegetation on an agricultural property containing trees and grass, but there are no brushfires, Oliveira said. Some lava has been leaking out along the margins of the flow.


TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.