Lava flow has destroyed the last home in a vast but sparsely populated neighborhood in the Big Island's Puna district, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported Sunday, according to the Washington Post.
The Post said the neighborhood's last remaining resident, Jack Thompson, left his home about an hour before lava raced down the hill and burned his house to the ground Friday, the newspaper reported.
The destruction of Thompson's home comes after many years of lava flows from the Kilauea volcano, according to the Post.
Over the years, the lava has destroyed other homes and cut off roads to the neighborhood, the Post said. Thompson said his last neighbor's house was destroyed in 2008.
According to the Post, the volcano has been continuously erupting since 1983, but Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists warned many weeks ago that the lava was becoming more active.