Featured Articles

HFD Continues to Battle Kaʻū Brushfires

December 1, 2016, 4:08 PM HST
* Updated December 1, 4:11 PM
Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio...
A
A
A

2012 Hawai'i County Fire Department file photo.

2012 Hawai’i County Fire Department file photo.

The Hawai‘i Fire Department arrived at Ninole Loop Road and Highway 11 in the Punalu‘u area of Kaʻū.at 9:08 a.m., Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, to battle an ongoing brushfire.

The brushfire is contained.

Currently, 12 HFD personnel are working to extinguish the fire.

In Kaʻū, there were three  brushfires within a 17-hour period on Nov. 30, 2016 and Dec. 1.

All of the brushfires were along the roadside: Kamaoa Road, Kaalaiki Road and Highway 11.

ARTICLE CONTINUES BELOW AD

The causes are under investigation.

Comments

This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Big Island Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments

Newsletters

Get a quick summary of what’s happening on the Big Island with our daily & weekly email of news highlights.