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Puna brush fire burns 60-75 acres Friday (March 25)


Firefighters responded to a 5 p.m. alarm Friday (March 25) for a brushfire at the Railroad Avenue right-of-way between Hawaiian Paradise Park and Hawaiian Beaches subdivisions.

Upon arrival fire crews found a five acres grass and brush fire being fanned by trade winds in an area difficult to access by fire vehicles.

Chopper One performed water drops while ground crews used hand tools to contain and extinguish the blaze. The fire was reported to be under control at 7:30 p.m. and out at 8 p.m. The total burn area was between 60-75 acres in size in old pasture land.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire is unknown but reported to have originated along Old Railroad right-of-way.

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