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Pahala schools cope with the fallout, but many students haven’t been coming to class.
The flames are caused by methane, a gas produced when lava buries and burns plants and trees.
Weak El Nino conditions — water warming on the surface of the ocean along the equator — could make the next few months stormier.
He has been diagnosed with walking pneumonia after suffering at least one and possibly two heart attacks last month.
“There are many unpredictable things that could happen,” says the head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.