PTA Brush Fire Closes Portion of Daniel K. Inouye Highway
Daniel K. Inouye Highway between Route 190 and the Old Saddle Road is closed for several hours due to a brush fire in the Pōhakuloa range complex and training area near mile marker 50.
As of Thursday evening, 600 acres were scorched. Department of the Army firefighters and partner first responders are battling the blaze.
PTA officials reported Thursday that eight federal firefighters from PTA, 23 National Park firefighters with several brush trucks, Hawai‘i County off-road tanker with several firefighters and a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade have responded to the scene.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.