Kapoho residents urged to evacuate

Fissure 8 is seen Tuesday. At times, lava fountains were reaching heights of 200 feet and feeding a lava flow that advanced to the northeast. (USGS/Special to West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Residents in the Kapoho area, including Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland, are being urged to evacuate their homes as lava from Kilauea volcano threatens to sever Highway 137 and Government Beach Road in the “Four Corners” area.