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Hilo company could be fined for illegal lava tours

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HILO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A Hilo based tour company could be forced to pay more than $9,000 in fines for taking customers on unpermitted tours of the lava flow on the Big Island.

The state says Ahiu Hawaii Tours led people to lava flows over informal trails in areas that were closed by officials, and the company was repeatedly warned that the tours were illegal.

The DLNR is requesting the money to pay administrative and civil penalties.

The fine will be discussed at the land board's meeting on Friday, June 26.

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