Car Fire Briefly Halts Traffic on Queen Ka‘ahumanu HighwayOctober 6, 2020, 3:10 PM HST (Updated October 6, 2020, 3:36 PM)
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Traffic on Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway was briefly stopped this afternoon due to smoke from a car fire near the Koloko-Honokōhau Historical National Park.
Hawai‘i Police Department responded to the incident at approximately 12:13 p.m. According to authorities, a fire in the back of a hybrid 2009 Toyota Camry by the batteries started while a female was traveling along the highway.
The blaze also started a small brush fire, which was quickly put out.
There were two occupants in the vehicle at the time of the fire. No injuries were reported.
Keefe Lerma captured video of a car fire, which showed heavy smoke billowing toward the highway.