Hilo Road Reopens After Trash Fire

June 17, 2022, 9:02 AM HST
* Updated June 17, 9:19 AM
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PC: Hawai’i Police Department

Hawai‘i Police Department stated at 10 a.m. Friday that Kawili Street between Laukapu Street and Hinano Street is now open.

It had been closed due to a trash fire.

At 5:47 a.m. on Friday, June 17, the contents in the trash compartment of a commercial rubbish truck caught on fire. The vehicle driver expelled the contents of the truck load on the shoulder of Kawili Street.

Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel extinguished the burning trash and the Department of Public Works is also responding to the scene to evaluate this incident.

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