Firefighters Extinguish 30-Acre Brush Blaze

December 29, 2018, 7:47 AM HST (Updated December 29, 2018, 7:48 AM)
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Brush fire behind Costco in Kailua-Kona at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. PC: Shanel Miller

The Hawai‘i Fire Department received a report of a brush fire behind Costco in Kailua-Kona at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018.

At 2:11 p.m., fire units arrived on scene  on Kauhola Street to find an active brush fire approximately 1/2-acre in size burning in open land.

The fire expanded to 30 acres before being contained and extinguished using 12 fire units.

Extinguishment efforts included helicopter water drops and a bulldozer to establish a fire break.

Brush fire behind Costco in Kailua-Kona at 2:05 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018. Kathy Kim Peters

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Hot spots continued to smolder inside fire break.

Units remained on scene to monitor fire area throughout the night.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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