Hawaii volcano destruction toll now at 51 homes

HONOLULU (KABC) -- The Kilauea volcano is showing no sign of slowing down.

Rivers of lava continue spreading and more fissures are opening.

Lava has entered a geothermal plant on the big island, but officials had already plugged one well in anticipation of the lava breach.

At least 51 houses have been destroyed - 10 alone Sunday night.

And Marines are on standby, ready to airlift residents if lava cuts off more streets and leaves them stranded.

Nearly a month after the eruption began, geologists have no idea when it could stop.
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