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Brushfire closes Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) Monday (July 5)


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UPDATE, 6:50 p.m.

Hawaii County Police reports that Highway 190 (Mamalahoa Highway) is now open to traffic. Motorists should use caution as there may still be fire equipment on the roadway.

UPDATE, 4:07 p.m.

Hawaii County Police reports that Highway 190 remains closed from Waikoloa Road to Kaiminani Drive due to a brush fire and urges motorists to use Queen Kaahumanu Highway.

UPDATE, 3:45 p.m.

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor

Fire crews have been battling a wildfire on the makai side of Highway 190 (Mamalahoa Highway) near the 27 mile marker.

The road remains closed as of 3:30 p.m. and the fire has consumed about 500 acres of open land owned by the county and Hualalai Development.

In addition to four county vehicles, a county water tender is shuttling in water and at least two privately owned bulldozers are working on a firebreak and perimeter.

Both county helicopters are making water drops on inaccessible areas.

The fire was reported shortly before midnight. The cause is unknown.

No injuries have ben reported.

One Response to “Brushfire closes Mamalahoa Highway (Hwy 190) Monday (July 5)”

  1. Louis Derry says:

    Did this impact the Kaupulehu forest restoration? That would be very bad ….

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