Volunteer firefighter hurt falling into underground hotspot comes home

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo is welcomed home after spending nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo is welcomed home after spending nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo’s flight into Kona International Airport is greeted with a “water lei” Monda after she spent nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo is accomanied back to the Big Island by her volunteer fire Capt. Ron Ebert after spending nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. (Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today)

  • Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo is welcomed home after spending nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

  • Volunteer Fire Captain John Bertsch welcomes Lizzy Stabo home after spending nearly eight weeks in the burn unit at Straub Medical Center. Courtesy photo/Special to West Hawaii Today

Volunteer firefighter Lizzy Stabo returned to the Big Island Monday evening after spending nearly eight weeks in an Oahu burn unit following an accident suffered while fighting a long-burning underground fire in Ka‘u.