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Two brushfires burning in Kona

UPDATED, 11 p.m. Monday, Dec. 28

Fire officials said they had no evening updates on two brushfires that were reported earlier in the day. Residents reported the smoke was thick in the areas of Kealakekua and Honomalino.

MEDIA RELEASE – County Civil Defense Agency

This is a Brush Fire update for Monday (Dec 28). The Hawaii Fire Department reports two actively burning brushfires one in Kealakekua approximately seven miles above the Kealakekua Ranch Center and a second at Honomalino approximately six miles above the 93 mile marker.

Currently there are no homes threatened by these fires and all roads are open. Smoke from these fires is affecting areas in South Kona and Ka‘u. It is unknown at this time when these fires will be extinguished. Residents in Kona and Ka‘u should expect smoke from the fires to affect their communities in the early to mid-morning hours.

4 Responses to “Two brushfires burning in Kona”

  1. Joachim Oster says:

    THX for updating us!

    Smoke is very bad at night and early morning in Honaunau & Captain Cook. It drifts down the mountain at nightfall and the morning wind from the ocean disperses it again.

    Windows have to be kept closed at night. No real news coverage or maps available!

    Anybody know the extent, direction of the fires?

    Do they need volunteers? Equipment? Phone numbers to call?

  2. steve says:

    it would be really nice if we could see were these fires are on a map. and maybe some more in depth coverage of what the fire dept is doing to bring these under the way they may just be letting them burn since they dont threaten property at this time. but the smoke is horrific and i bet if the resorts were getting the smoke it would be out by now.

  3. steve says:

    it has come to my attention that these fires have been illegally set by the landowners for brush control. and the firedept is letting them burn. the smoke is causing hazardous health conditions.
    steps need to be taken to extinguish the fires and prevent further fires from being set. the fire dept and the local newspaper have stayed very quiet on this issue.

  4. Opihihale says:

    Yes, it would be nice to know where these fires are on a map. Mile marker 93 is Opihihale, not Honomolino (which is 5 mi. south), so it would be nice to know where this fire really is.


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