Pōhakuloa Training Area brush fire at 300 to 500 acres, 60% containment
The Pōhakuloa Training Area brush fire is at approximately 300 to 500 acres and 60% containment.
There is no danger to the surrounding communities.
Pōhakuloa Training Area firefighters and Public Works continue efforts to apply wet lines and create firebreaks to manage the flow of the fire. Wet lining is the tactic to saturate unburned areas with water to prevent the fire spreading.
Firefighters are working closely with the Pōhakuloa Training Area environmental section to identify and protect areas with natural and cultural items.
The 25th Infantry Division Army helicopters are supporting with bucket drops.
Officials Monday night reported high wind reinvigorated the smoldering fire, which began Nov. 10. According to officials, the fire started early in the morning in the area of mile marker 41 along Daniel K. Inouye Highway.