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Kona brush fire update for Monday (Jan. 4)

Kona brush fire update for Monday (Jan. 4)

The following are status reports from county officials for the three fires in South Kona as of  Tuesday morning: Yee Hop Ranch (Honomalino) – Fire is out. Hokukano Ranch (5,000 foot elevation above Konawaena High School ) – Fire is still burning within the bulldozed perimeter.  Fire Department and ranch hands are on site. This […]

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Tuesday evening brush fire update

Tuesday evening brush fire update

UPDATED: 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29 (Attached are two aerial photos of the Kealakekua Ranch fire and two topo maps with GPS coordinates indicating the closest point of the Kealakekua fire to residential areas.) Firefighters continue to battle three brush fires burning in remote areas of mauka Kona, according to Mayor Billy Kenoi’s office Tuesday […]

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Crews still fighting Hokukano blaze

Crews still fighting Hokukano blaze

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor Fire crews continued Monday trying to knock down the stubborn brush fire above Konawaena High School. The blaze, reported early Thursday afternoon, was fully contained by Saturday, but still is not extinguished, Fire Department officials said. Crews were expected to stay on scene overnight again, working on hot […]

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Firefighters knock down fire along ravine near Waikoloa Elementary School and Waikoloa Baptist Church; will monitor hot spots overnight.

Brush fire in Waikoloa

Firefighters knock down fire along ravine near Waikoloa Elementary School and Waikoloa Baptist Church; will monitor hot spots overnight.

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Crews battling Mauna Kea fire overnight

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor County fire crews were working through Wednesday night to contain a brushfire on the eastern slopes of Mauna Kea, which had consumed at least 60 acres by 9 p.m. Crews from the county Fire Department and U.S. Department of Forestry & Wildlife were using bulldozers to cut a break around the […]

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