Mayor: Homes lost to lava could be as many as 700

U.S. Geological Survey photo This photo of fissure No. 8, the only fissure in the lower East Rift Zone still actively producing lava, was taken Sunday.

Mayor Harry Kim said the number of houses destroyed by lava from Kilauea volcano is at least 600 and could be as high as 700, according to Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Kim.