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Brush Fire Along Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway Contained

By Tiffany DeMasters
April 13, 2022, 5:30 PM HST
* Updated April 13, 5:36 PM
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A brush fire along Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway in North Kona this afternoon has been contained.

The fire was initially reported by Hawaiʻi police shortly before 4:30 p.m. According to Hawaiʻi Fire Department, five to seven acres were scorched on the makai side of Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway, near OTEC.

Crews are currently hitting hotspots. Firefighters will remain on scene overnight to watch to address flare-ups.

Southbound traffic on a portion of the highway has been backed up. Avoid the area if possible.

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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