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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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Several road closures due to Waikoloa brushfire

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

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Brushfire in Waikoloa keeps upper Waikoloa Road closed along with Hwy 190

This is a Civil Defense message at 5:30 a.m. Thursday, August 2, 2018. The Hawaii Fire Department reports the brush fire near Waikoloa continues to burn and has been kept behind the fire break away from Waikoloa Village.

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Fire destroys home in Kailua-Kona Tuesday (July 31)

Fire/rescue responded to a 3 p.m. alarm Tuesday (July 31) to 74-4920 Kiwi Street in Kailua-Kona for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a 600 square-foot home engulfed in flames. The home was behind a larger structure which made access for firefighters difficult via a long curved driveway. The fire was under control by […]

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Fire burns home in Hawaiian Paradise Park Tuesday afternoon (July 31)

Fire/rescue responded to a 1:30 p.m. alarm Tuesday (July 31) to 15-1830 15th Avenue in Hawaiian Paradise Park for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a single-story 24-by-44 foot wooden home with metal roof on fire with smoke and flames showing from the rear window area. A female occupant was able to escape from […]

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Structure fire in Puna Tuesday morning (July 31)

Firefighters answered an 8:58 a.m. alarm Tuesday (July 31) to 37th Avenue near Aulii Street in Puna for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find a 24-by-44 foot structure made of concrete with steel framing and a metal iron roof with heavy smoke and flames coming from a rear window area. Firefighters had the fire […]

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Fire destroys Mountain View home after report of suicidal person threatening to burn himself

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:06 p.m. alarm Saturday (June 30) to 18-1266 Maui Road in Mountain View for a suicidal person and structure fire. Crews were dispatched for a suicidal male threatening to burn himself and the home he was in. It was reported the person also may have had weapons so police were […]

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Fire re-burns abandoned home in Puna

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:05 a.m. alarm Thursday (June 28) to 16-1994 King Kamehameha Blvd for a structure fire. Crews arrived to find an abandoned single-story previously burned home with about 25 percent of the rear of the home on fire. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 9:22 a.m. and declared it out […]

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Police seek witnesses to start of brushfires in West Hawaii Friday (June 22)

Hawaiʻi Island Police report that around 11:16 a.m., today (June 22), three brush fires were reported along Highway 190, at the 26, 21 and 18-mile markers between Kailua-Kona and Kamuela. Highway 190 was closed down for approximately one hour while Hawaiʻi Fire Department extinguished the largest of the three fires located at the 18-mile marker. […]

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Fire destroys Puna home Sunday morning (June 17)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 7:58 a.m. alarm Sunday (June 17) to 14-3357 Hapuu Road in Nanawale Estates for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a single story wood-framed home engulfed in flames. HELCO was able to disconnect power to the home while crews had the fire out by 9:50 a.m. There were no […]

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Structure fire from cooking oil in Keaukaha home Wednesday (June 13)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:25 p.m. alarm Wednesday (June 13) to 43 Nahalea Avenue in Keaukaha for a structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find the residents of the house outside on the street saying that everyone was out and the fire was in one of the two kitchens of the home. A resident said […]

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Fire burns bedroom in Hawaiian Beaches home Wednesday (May 23)

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 10:25 p.m. alarm Wednesday (May 23) to Honu Street in Hawaiian Beaches subdivision for a structure fire. Upon arrival, firefighters found a single-story post and pier home with heavy smoke throughout the home and coming out of the eves, doorway and windows. The fire was contained to a bedroom. Crews […]

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