Hawaii volcano: Residents evacuate as lava fissures destroy homes

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Lava glows from a vent on a lava bed at the Leilani Estates, Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Pahoa, Hawaii. The Hawaiian Volcanoes Observatory said eight volcanic vents opened in the Big Island residential neighborhood of Leilani Estates since Thursday. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Toxic air replaced molten lava as the top concern for some residents of Hawaii’s Big Island on Saturday night after the Kilauea volcano appeared to mellow out following two days of eruptions, authorities said.

Five homes were destroyed in the weekend’s eruption, the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said in a statement Saturday evening.

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