Saddle Road to Remain Closed Through Saturday Night as Brush Fire Burns on
Dry and windy conditions have not helped fire crews douse a brush fire that continues to burn near Saddle Road.
The Hawai´i Fire Department, PTA and DOFAW fire personnel continue to fight the blaze between the 46 and 48 mile-markers of Daniel K. Inouye Highway.
As of 4:30 pm on Saturday, Aug. 14, the brush fire had consumed approximately 320 acres and was 75% contained, according to a report from Hawai´i County Civil Defense.
Crews will remain on scene through Saturday night. HFD also reports that Saddle Road will remain closed though Saturday Night from the Old Saddle Road junction near the 42 mile-marker to the Highway 190 junction.