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HFD Extinguishes Brush Fire in Honaunau

February 8, 2016, 6:09 PM HST
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Hawai’i County Fire Department fire fighters extinguished a brush fire Monday afternoon above Highway 11 in Honaunau.

The fire, according to Assistant Batallion Chief Ty Medeiros, was reported at approximately 2 p.m. It was located just off of Telephone Exchange Road, about a quarter-acre was burned in the blaze.

Chief Medeiros told Big Island Now that the fire was under control at about 2:30 p.m., and the scene was cleared two hours later.

As a result of the search for a missing swimmer in Keauhou, fire fighters from the Captain Cook station responded to the fire. A volunteer company from Kailua assisted in putting the fire out.

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