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HFD: Ka’u Brush Fire Contained

October 4, 2019, 8:56 AM HST
* Updated October 4, 12:54 PM
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A brush fire that ignited in Ka‘u overnight is now 100% contained as of 12:45 today, according to Hawaii fire officials.

Burning approximately 120 acres, Hawaii Fire Battalion Chief Bill Bergin, said no structures were damaged and crews will remain on scene overnight to manage hot spots and flare-ups.

The blaze was initially ignited at around 10 p.m. on Oct. 3 after a vehicle fire at South Point Park caught nearby brush on fire. Bergin didn’t know what caused the car fire.

The blaze extended along South Point Road and Ka‘alu‘alu Road intersection. The fire closed the road to Green Sands Beach as well as the boat ramp and Ka Lae Cliffs.

The area is expected to be closed throughout the day.

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