5-Acre Ka‘ū Brush Fire Extinguished

July 31, 2021, 8:25 AM HST
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No injuries were reported after five acres of Bishop Estate land was scorched in Punalu‘u on Friday, July 30.

Hawai‘i Fire Department received a report of a working brush fire at approximately 7 a.m. burning southwest of Ninole Loop Road and below Highway 11. The blaze originated near the road and spread in the southwest direction, HFD officials stated.

The flames were burning in rocky terrain among scattered brush and shrubs. Conditions were hot and dry.

HFD units from Pahala, Nā‘ālehu, Volcano, Central and Waiakea responded to brushfire off of Ninole Loop Road, Punalu’u. Volunteer companies from Discovery Harbour and Nā‘ālehu also assisted in putting out the blaze.

The fire was contained and extinguished with units utilizing extended hose lines to reach inaccessible areas and with Chopper bucket operations.

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