Three cited by DLNR for lava-related offenses

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This rental Jeep was allegedly used by a couple from Little Neck, N.Y. to bypass a security checkpoint and enter Lava Tree State Park, which is closed to the public, to get close to the lava in lower Puna.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone who violates closures in the disaster area associated with the current eruption of Kilauea.