1955 Lava Flow and we were there:)
My dad Frank Burns (CES Burns Jr.) took most of this video. He was manager and had to prove to the insurance company that the fire destroyed the cane acreage—–before the approaching lava. The sugar plantation had insurance for fire- not lava- and lots of acreage was burned. All we Burns kids are in the video, mom and dad, even our grandmother Puna Walker and our parents good friends David and Beppy Young.
long version (2 Hours+) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN9pdJyGhuo
short version (2 minutes) here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERZ3BInV4CY