Brush Fire Burns 50 Acres in Honoka‘a

February 25, 2020, 10:30 AM HST (Updated February 25, 2020, 10:30 AM)
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A brush fire burned 50 acres in Honoka‘a Monday before being contained by firefighters.

The Hawai‘i Fire Department report said the slow-moving flames started on privately leased ranch land in Kukaiau, mauka of Umikoa, and burned through koa trees, stumps and grass. Winds were blowing mauka toward Mana Road.

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The blaze was inaccessible to HFD ground vehicles. The department deployed two helicopters to conduct aerial water drops. Two bulldozers dispatched by the Department of Public Works dug a perimeter fire break, and HFD said the fire was fully contained.

Water drop operations were eventually suspended due to fog.

 

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