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WATCH: Lava consumes home in Hawaii

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Lava slowly consumed this house on Hawaii's Big Island this week as it heads towards more homes near Pahoa Lava slowly consumed this house on Hawaii's Big Island this week as it heads towards more homes near Pahoa
HAWAII - We've been hearing a lot about lava from Kilauea in Hawaii taking aim at a small community all summer. There was talk of the lava consuming small communities, and at least 50 residents were urged to evacuate. Well, one of the characteristics of this lava flow is that it moves quite slowly. Like, at a tortoise's pace, but The Lava and the Hare just didn't have the same ring to it. 

As bad as it is, and as horrifying as it must be to see lava heading towards your home, as long as you're not a Dr. Evil henchman, you should be able to get out of the way. 

Anyway, since June, when the lava began bubbling it has scorched part of a cemetery, but mostly vegetation. It has covered about 13.5 miles, just over a half-marathon in 5 months. If my math is correct (which usually is never the case), that's about .003/mph. Not exactly a Boston qualifier. This week it consumed its first home on Hawaii's Big Island. The slow-moving lava destroyed the home, but thankfully, no one was injured. 

Residents began to breathe a sigh of relief as the front of the lava slow stalled on October, 30, however it began rolling again and now residents are getting ready to pick up and go at a moments notice. 

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