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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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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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