Some Leilani Estates residents determined to stay amid destruction

Resident John Artymovich walks along his road from one of the areas where lava has crossed Luana Street on Friday in Leilani Estates. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

Debbie Kalaluhi watches fissures No. 17 and 20 erupt Friday from her home, which is directly adjacent to Puna Geothermal Venture property. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald)

HILO — Even though 22 fissures and counting have opened in and around Leilani Estates, filling the subdivision with lava and toxic gases, some residents are refusing to leave until the bitter end.