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Crews Respond to Brush Fire Near Old Kona Airport

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Update 3: Police reported at 4:49 p.m. that Makala Boulevard and Loloku Street in Kailua-Kona are now open to traffic.

Update 2: Police reported at 4:08 p.m. Wednesday, April 20, that Makala Boulevard and Loloku Street are again closed after a brush fire in the area re-ignited. Motorists are again asked to use alternate routes.

Update: Hawaiʻi police report Makala Boulevard and Loloku Street have reopened after firefighters responded to a brush fire in the area.

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Makala Boulevard between Ross and Kuakini Highway in Kailua-Kona is closed due to a brush fire.

Authorities advise motorists to use alternate routes. This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.

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