“Lava Berms” anger neighbors

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PAHOA, Hawaii (KHNL) As the Puna lava flow advances closer and closer to the homes in its path, most residents can do nothing more than watch and wait, wondering what direction it will take and when it will pass through.

But one property owner is taking matters into his own hands by building an estimated seven foot tall berm and digging a 20 foot-wide ditch around his lot.

The choice has surprised and saddened some neighbors who believe the attempts to save his home may come at the cost of others.

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