Portions of Akoni Pule Highway and Queen Kaahumanu Highway remain closed due to brush fire
Hawai’i Fire Department reports fire crews continue to battle three fires in North and South Kohala.
Due to the fires, Akoni Pule Highway, Highway 270 at the 6 and 17 Mile Markers, and Queen Kaahumanu Highway between the 69 Mile Marker and Kawaihae Junction, continue to remain closed.
The mandatory evacuations for Kohala Ranch between Akoni Pule Highway and Kamakani Loop and the Mauna Kea Resort, North Fairways residential area remain in effect at this time.
A Red Flag Warning remains in place and critical fire weather conditions of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures makes for extreme fire danger.
Officials are asking residents to postpone all outdoor activities using open flames and parking of vehicles on dry vegetation after driving.
If you were impacted by these brush fires or high winds, please report damages to Civil Defense at 808-935-0031.