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One dead as fire destroys Hilo home Saturday (Sept 15)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:35 a.m. alarm Saturday (Sept 15) for a structure fire located between Kinoole St. and Alenaio Lane in Hilo. Crews found a two-story plantation style home on a post-and-pier foundation with the rear garage area engulfed in flames spreading fire through the home to the front, Kinoole Street, side and […]

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Fire in Ocean View guts contents of small structure Monday night (Sept 10)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:10 p.m. alarm Monday (Sept 10) to 92-1824 Ocean View Parkway for a structure fire in Ka‘u. Crews arrived to find a 10×20 foot steel constructed building with a small fire burning inside. Firefighters were hampered by the location of the structure which was about inaccessible by vehicles and 450 […]

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Early morning fire guts home in Hilo Tuesday (Aug 28)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:39 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 28) to Kapaka Street in Hilo for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story, 2,000 square-foot home engulfed in flames. A truck in the carport was also engulfed in the fire. A resident of the home was able to escape without injury. The […]

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Fire burns 100 acres in Kona Tuesday (Aug 21)

Firefighters answered a 1:40 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 21) to the intersection of Kaiminani Drive and Ane Keohokalole Highway for a brush fire. Crews arrived to find a 1/2 to 1-acre brush fire burning in strong and gusty southwest winds. Because of these winds, the fire grew rapidly. Choppers One and Two performed water drops […]

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Firefighters find man engulfed in flames at Hilo fire

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:50 p.m. alarm Tuesday (Aug 21) for a report of a brush fire next to Komohana Street between Huali Place and Ponahawai Street. Upon arrival, crews found a man, about 50-years-old, engulfed in flames in a drainage ditch area. Firefighters put out the blaze and found the man to be […]

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Fire burns Hawaiian Paradise Park home Monday morning (Aug 20)

Fire crews responded to a 9:05 a.m. alarm Monday (Aug 20) to the corner of Paradise Drive and Beach Road in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a two-story home with a fire and smoke in the bottom floor workshop/garage area. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9:22 a.m. […]

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Lightning strikes spark 350 acre brushfire in Kona Sunday (Aug 19)

Fire/rescue crews responded to 2:04 p.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 19) to a site seven miles up Hokukano Ranch Road in Kealakekua for a brush fire on private ranch land. Crews arrived to find two moderate sized brush fires that totaled about 50 acres. Light winds caused the fires to merge into one fire. The remote […]

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Fire destroys home in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision Friday (Aug 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 1:43 p.m. alarm Friday (Aug 17) to 15-336 Kahakai Blvd in Hawaiian Beaches for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story home engulfed in flames with fire and heavy smoke throughout the structure. A neighboring home on the mauka side of the property was in danger of catching […]

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Fire burns native forest in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park as firefighters engage in suppression efforts. NPS Photo/Mark Wasser

Keauhou fire on the slopes of Mauna Loa is 90 percent contained

The Keauhou Fire received additional rainfall on Thursday. On Wednesday, 1/2 inch of rain fell aiding firefighters in their work. Containment remains at 90 percent and holding at 3,739 acres on the slopes of Mauna Loa, mostly within Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. With the cooler and wetter weather, firefighters are focusing on mop-up and patrol […]

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Fire burns two-story home in Hilo Sunday (Aug 12)

Firefighters answered a 10:43 a.m. alarm Sunday (Aug 12) to 180 Mauna Loa Street in Hilo for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a two-story home with the upper floor engulfed in flames. The residents of the home were able to escape the blaze which firefighters had under control by 10:58 a.m. and it […]

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Portion of Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) remains closed due to Waikoloa brushfire

Hawaii Police Department reports the status of the following roads due to the Waikoloa brush fire: Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) between the Waikoloa Road junction and Daniel K Inouye Highway is closed. All others roads are open. Daniel K. Inouye Highway is open, drivers can only travel south on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) (toward Kona). […]

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Location of Ka‘u brushfire Saturday, August 4, 2018. Image courtesy of NASA.

Two brushfires consume at least 145 acres in Ka‘u

Fire/rescue crews responded to an alarm Friday night (Aug 3) to Kaalualu Road near Discovery Harbor Subdivision for a pair of brushfires. The two brushfire areas are in a very large, nearly roadless area of mostly 10-15 foot Hale Koa, Guinea Grass, and Christmas Berry trees. The fires were being fanned by strong east-northeast winds. Crews […]

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Area of brushfires Saturday, August 4, 2018. Map courtesy of NASA.

Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190) still closed due to Waikoloa brushfire Saturday (Aug 4)

For motorists traveling between Hilo and Kona, use Daniel K. Inouye Highway to the Old Saddle Road junction at Mile Marker 43 to Mamalahoa Highway (Route 190), detour through Waikoloa to Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Route 19). Waimea through Kawaihae to Queen Kaahumanu Highway is open. Motorist traveling south, Mamalahoa Highway south (Route 11) is open.

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Cigarette causes small fire at Queens’ Marketplace in Waikoloa Friday (Aug 3)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 2:32 p.m. alarm Friday (Aug 3) for a fire at the Queens’ Marketplace on Waikoloa Beach Drive. Firefighters arrived to find an exterior wall of a 40’x100′ commercial building smoldering with light smoke in the building. Crews discovered a temporary wall made with 2×4 pieces of wood and plywood with […]

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