Containment Grows Around Leilani Fire Burning on PTA, State Lands
Crews battling the Leilani Fire, burning on state and Pōhakuloa Training Area lands, continue to gain ground on the blaze that’s consumed more than 16,000 acres.
According to PTA officials, approximately 70% of the fire burning on state land has been contained and flames scorching PTA land are nearly out at 90% containment. Overall, 16,800 acres have burned.
“The weather continues to cooperate, with low winds, low cloud cover entering the area, and a little bit of rain last night,” PTA officials told Big Island Now.
DLNR’s Department of Forestry and Wildlife continues to conduct dozer work on the south side of the fire for containment.
The brush fire stems from remnants of a blaze that sparked in July. The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.