PAHOA, Hawaii – The Latest on lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano (all times local):
Two new cracks in the ground emitting lava and gas have opened up in a Hawaii community where 35 structures have burned down.
Officials say there are 12 fissures in Leilani Estates.
Residents of the evacuated subdivision are being allowed to check on their properties from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day until further notice. Officials say residents must be prepared to leave on short notice.
Police arrested two people for ignoring commands to stop at a roadblock outside the community.
Acting Hawaii County Mayor Wil Okabe says it's difficult to tell from aerial surveys how many are homes and how many are other uninhabited structures.
The state's Insurance Division says those impacted by the mandatory evacuations, fire, smoke or noxious fumes may be able to start claims. The state says homeowners should check with insurance companies about their policies.
Residents of a Hawaii community where lava oozed through cracks in the ground have been allowed to return for a second day to briefly check on their property.
Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say residents have permission to return to the Leilani Estates subdivision between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. every day until further notice.
Officials say residents must be prepared to leave on very short notice.
As of Monday lava has destroyed 35 structures.
Acting Hawaii County Mayor Wil Okabe says it's difficult to immediately tell from aerial surveys how many are homes and how many are other uninhabited structures.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spokeswoman Janet Babb says scientists know of 10 fissures that have opened up. The observatory says active emission of lava and spatter at the fissures was minimal overnight.
But scientists warn it's just a pause in activity.
Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has destroyed 26 homes and spewed lava hundreds of feet into the air, leaving evacuated residents unsure how long they might be displaced.
In revised figures Sunday, Hawaii County officials say another four unspecified buildings were covered by lava.
They said the decimated homes were in the Leilani Estates subdivision, where molten rock, toxic gas and steam have been bursting through openings in the ground created by the volcano.
Some of the more than 1,700 residents who have been evacuated were allowed to briefly return to gather medicine, pets, and other necessities.
Officials say they would be able to do so each day until further notice as authorities monitor which areas are safe.