Civil Beat photographer Cory Lum spent a day in the heart of the Kilauea eruption zone where at least 26 homes were destroyed.
Lava flows cover part of Molala Street in Leilani Estates. At least 36 structures — including 26 homes — have been destroyed by eruptions and lava flows from the Kilauea volcano.
Cracked roads on Kahukai Street in Leilani Estates, where alerts went off on Tuesday notifying residents of an emergency evacuation due to poisonous gases.
Mick Kalber, a professional photographer and filmmaker who specializes in shooting volcanos, loads up his large mower, shredder and tools after the county allowed Leilani Estates residents to check on their homes. A short time later, the county issued an alert ordering emergency evacuation due to poisonous sulfur dioxide fumes.
Once Mick Kalber was allowed to retrieve items from his home in Leilani Estates on Tuesday, he grabbed golf clubs that his dad gave him.
Ann Kalber removes a large ceramic plate from her home in Leilani Gardens that her son gave to her.
Mick and Ann Kalber quickly go through their refrigerator and belongings after being allowed for the first time back into their Leilani Estates home.
The eruptions and release of sulfur dioxide fumes poisoned trees in the Leilani Estates community. Moments earlier, an evacuation alert had been issued for the neighborhood.
Lave erupts 15 to 20 feet in the air out of one of more than a dozen eruptions from fissures inside Leilani Estates.
Leilani Gardens resident Mick Kalber, a professional photographer and filmmaker, checks out a new outbreak along Kahukai Street along with members of the media.
Tim Coakley films Leilani Estates resident and volcano filmaker Mick Kalber along Kahukai Street.
Aluminum roofing material atop the foundation of a home that was engulfed by lava along Leilani Avenue.
A haku lei set out on the lava flow in Leilani Estates as a possible offering to Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess.
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