284 have applied for lava buyouts

Lava cut a swath through housing in Leilani Estates during the Fissure 8 eruption in 2018. (Courtesy photo/WHT file)

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Fissure No. 20 erupts in May 2018 near Lanipuna Gardens. (HOLLYN JOHNSON/Hawaii Tribune-Herald)

Nearly everyone who was eligible to have their eruption-damaged homes bought out by Hawaii County has applied for the program.