Lava update: Lanipuna Garden subdivision on edge, too

Hawaii Army National Guard Specialists B.J. Echalas of Ka'u and Richie Oiterong of Palau assist Hawaii Police Department officers Monday at a checkpoint at the corner of Highway 137 and Pohoiki Road. (JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)
A hole and accompanying crack vents steam Monday on Pohoiki Road between Hinalo Street in Lanipuna Gardens and Leilani Avenue in Leilani Estates.(JOHN BURNETT/Tribune-Herald)

LANIPUNA GARDENS — With daily updates of more volcanic fissures opening and lava destroying homes in Leilani Estates, it’s easy to forget that Lanipuna Gardens, a smaller neighboring subdivision, also remains under evacuation order by Hawaii County Civil Defense.