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Lava reaches plain, Jack's Lava House burns down
On a sad note, Jack's Lava House finally burned down last night as a result of the much broader and more active western lava flow branch.
Three helicopters evacuated the house around 6pm, as documented by Leigh Hilbert who was with him (see link to his photos below). Jack's house was one of the first threatened by lava flows fed from Pu`u `O`o's high fountains in 1983 -- in fact those first big `a`a flows seem to have acted as a diversion barrier for the last 29 years, pushing subsequent flows to either side and preserving Jack's "kipuka" (island of trees in the lava field), that us until last night. His was the last house in Royal Gardens, which can now be said to be completely destroyed. Our thoughts are with Jack today, a day which he knew would eventually come.
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Royal Gardens subdivision is no more, it ended existing last night, but will live on in legend for many more years - as will its last and longest residing resident, Jack Thompson
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