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Some people evacuated by Hawaii lava go home

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Officials on Hawaii's Big Island are letting some people back into their homes and scaling down emergency operations as lava flows into the ocean on a path that isn't threatening new areas.
County Civil Defense Agency Administrator Talmadge Magno told reporters Monday that fewer workers are needed to staff a 24-hour operations center and officials are reducing checkpoints.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory geologist Janet Babb says there hasn't been a lot of change in recent days as lava from an erupting volcano keeps spewing from a crack in the ground. It is flowing toward a community that got wiped out last week.
It's possible a new fissure will open or vigorous flows could emerge from vents that have been inactive. Magno says additional workers can be called in if conditions change.

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