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Brush Fire Closes Portion of Daniel K. Inouye Highway

By Tiffany DeMasters
July 17, 2021, 3:10 PM HST
* Updated July 17, 3:31 PM
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A brush fire has shut down a portion of Daniel K Inouye Highway (Route 200) from mile marker 43 to the Route 190 intersection.

According to Hawaii Fire officials, the blaze is approximately 200 acres.

Kea Keolanui was passing by in her vehicle when she captured footage of smoke billowing toward the sky. The video shows a helicopter doing water drops on the blaze.

Authorities are advising motorists to use the Old Saddle Road as a detour. It is unknown at this time how long the closure may last.

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This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.
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