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Brushfire at Yee Hop Ranch in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:04 a.m. alarm Friday (Dec 25) for a brushfire at Yee Hop Ranch in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates area of Ka‘u. The brushfire is located five miles above the 93 mile marker of Highway 11 at an elevation of 6,000 feet.

The slow moving brush and grass fire is in a low area flanked by lava flows. The Nature Conservancy brought in a D5 bulldozer to cut a fire break on the makai side of the blaze as fire fighting vehicles were unable to reach the burn area.

No injuries or damages to structures were reported. The cause of the blaze is unknown.

Crews will try to gain access to the fire with vehicles and a bulldozer to cut more fire breaks Saturday morning.

One Response to “Brushfire at Yee Hop Ranch in Ka‘u”

  1. Opihihale says:

    I live near mile marker 93. This area is called Opihihale, which is in South Kona and 20 miles north of Ocean View, which is in Kau. So where is this fire actually located?

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