Lava oozes closer to highway; Ige mulls National Guard activation

  • People pose for a photo Wednesday in front of lava erupting from Mauna Loa. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Alex Galdones, center, with Malahini Tours tells visitors where to look when using a telescope while they view the Mauna Loa eruption Wednesday off of Saddle Road.

  • Ingrid Yang, left, and Kelly Bruno, both of San Diego, take a photo Wednesday in front of lava erupting from Mauna Loa. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

As lava flows ever closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, Gov. David Ige on Wednesday said he is considering activating the Hawaii National Guard.