Brush fire in North Hāmākua on Big Island has burned 150 acres; 70% contained
Hawaiʻi Fire Department crews are working to contain a brushfire that has inundated roughly 150 acres above the Paʻauilo Transfer Station in North Hāmākua.
The fire, consisting of one large blaze and several smaller burn areas, began Wednesday in the late afternoon and continues to burn slowly.
The fire department said about 70% of the fire has been contained, and no structures or infrastructure are threatened.
There also are no road closures, although crews are working along Highway 19 near the 37 mile-marker.
No injuries have occurred or been reported as a result of the fire. Additionally, Hawaiian Electric has confirmed that power has been restored to the surrounding area.
The county said residents in the area should remain alert and pay attention to safety messaging.