Lava continued to advance northeast through the Wao Kele o Puna Forest Reserve on Sunday, and was about 1.2 miles from a rural neighborhood on the reserve’s eastern boundary, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
The lava flow has exited a ground crack at its most distal point and is creating brush fires as it advances through the forest, HVO reported.
The observation was taken Sunday morning.
Hawaii County Civil Defense will host additional community meetings on the flow at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at Pahoa High School cafeteria.
For more information, visit http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/activity/kilaueastatus.php.