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HFD Continues to Battle Kaʻū Brushfires

December 1, 2016, 4:08 PM HST
* Updated December 1, 4:11 PM
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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.


The causes are under investigation.


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