UPDATE 1: Firefighters Working to Contain Keamuku Maneuver Area Brushfire
UPDATE: Feb 1, 5:52 p.m.
Pōhakuloa Training Area Fire Department reports that a 40-acre fire within the training area is 65% contained. The fire is burning light flashy fuels, mostly grass, and does not pose a threat to any roadways or private property.
Fire activity is slow at this time but continues to produce lots of smoke.
PREVIOUS POST: Feb 1, 12:19 p.m.
The Pōhakuloa Training Area’s Fire and Emergency Services have been mobilized to fight a wildland fire in the Keamuku Maneuver Area, which was reported at 6 a.m., Feb. 1, 2017.
Assistance from Hawai’i County’s Fire Department and PTA’s MEDEVAC helicopter have been mobilized in support of the firefighting effort, which is expected to last throughout the day.
The Keamuku Maneuver Area is the northernmost part of the Pōhakuloa Training Area. The linear front of the fire spans approximately a half-mile and is about two miles from Waiki‘i Ranch, KMA’s nearest neighbor.
According to PTA Fire Chief Eric Moller, the fire does not pose an immediate threat to any of PTA’s neighbors.
At this time, no injuries have been reported and no buildings or structures have been damaged.
Smoke from the fire is noticeable and conducive weather conditions could cause flare-ups.
Motorists are asked to be alert and drive with care.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Updates will be provided as new information becomes available.
For more information, contact the U.S. Army Garrison-Pohakuloa Public Affairs Officer Eric Hamilton at [email protected] or (808) 969-2411.