Another Suspected Arson Fire Discovered Early Sunday
by Dave Smith
Another brush fire believed to be the result of arson was reported early Sunday morning along Route 190 in West Hawai`i.
Battalion Chief Ty Medeiros said the latest fire was reported at about 2 a.m. Sunday on the makai side of the highway near the 17-mile marker.
The fire blackened about four acres before being extinguished, Medeiros said today.
It was at least the eighth brush fire of suspicious origin since Nov. 25 over a 10-mile stretch of the mauka highway linking Waimea and Kailua-Kona.
Both the police and fire departments are continuing their investigations.
Police are asking the public to immediately report any suspicious activity in the area by calling 935-3311. Anyone with information on the cause of the fires is encouraged to contact Det. Levon Stevens at 326-4646, ext. 275, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anonymous tipsters can call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181.