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Associated Press

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — A small flow of lava moved closer to a now-closed refuse transfer station on Hawaii's Big Island, but the main area of the molten rock hasn't crept any closer to the small town of Pahoa.

A U.S. Geological Survey said Sunday that the leading edge of the lava from Kilauea volcano hasn't advanced since Oct. 30. It's about 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road, which goes through downtown.

But lava is breaking away at several spots upslope of that leading edge.

The agency says one lobe was about 22 yards from the transfer station fence, while another was moving toward some abandoned buildings nearby.

The molten rock has been moving toward the town for months.

Many residents in the projected flow path have evacuated, while others have gotten ready.