HFD: South Kohala Brush Fires May be Result of Lightning
The two brush fires Wednesday in South Kohala may have been caused by lightning strikes, the Hawai‘i Fire Department reported Thursday morning.
Both fires were located approximately 1 ½ miles west of Highway 190 near the mile marker 3. One fire burned approximately 42 acres of brushland and the second consumed approximately 450 acres.
There are no structures threated and no roads are closed at this time.
As fire crews are actively fighting the fires and working on hot spots, be aware of personnel in the area and drive with caution.
Updates will given when information becomes available.