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Thursday, February 17, 2022 01:09am HST

2:01 p.m. UPDATE: The Hawaiʻi Fire Department is battling an active brush fire in Kailua-Kona, between Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway and Kuakini Highway, near the University of Nations. The brush fire prompted evacuations of the Kona Hillcrest subdivision and the Pottery Terrace Industrial Area, county officials reported this afternoon. Additionally, Queen Kaʻahumanu Highway is closed between Hualālai Road to Puapuanui Street, and Kuakini Highway is closed between Oni Oni Street and Nakukui Drive. An evacuation shelter has been set up at the Kailua Park Gymnasium at the Old Kona Airport. “Fire and Police are going door-to-door in the affected neighborhoods to get residents out safely,” county officials stated. “At this time, there is no information related to the cause of the fire.” As the blaze is not yet contained, residents in the area are advised to remain cautious and visit the Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Administration Hazard Map for up-to-date information. UPDATES: #BigIslandNow #BigIslandNews #HawaiiNews Courtesy video.