Small Brush Fire Burns Half Acre of Land in Puna

June 30, 2020, 9:38 AM HST (Updated June 30, 2020, 9:38 AM)
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A half-acre of land was scorched after a brush fire in Puna by Nanawale Cove Monday afternoon.

Hawai‘i Fire Department received the initial call regarding the blaze at 1:07 p.m. When they arrived on scene off of Government Beach Road, firefighters found a 150-foot by 150-foot area ablaze, with heavy smoke from pine needles and tree stumps burning.

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With no immediate access to the site, Chopper 1 performed seawater bucket drops. Approximately 1,000 feet of hose line was laid through thick brush and uneven terrain, pockmarked with chasms hidden by the Ironwood needles.

The fire was 90% contained by Monday evening. Crews remained on scene throughout the evening and this morning to monitor the smoldering burn area.

No injuries were reported.

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