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Lava scorches its first house in a small Hawaiian town

A slow-moving lava flow consumed its first house in the tiny village of Pahoa on Hawaii's Big Island on Monday. The residents of the house had evacuated long before the molten rock arrived, sending the building up in flames. The lava from the Kilauea volcano started its slow-motion assault in June, when it emerged and began flowing toward dozens of homes in Pahoa. You can read more at USA Today or watch Reuters' video below. --Harold Maass