Small Brush Fires Pop Up in Pahala

Two brush fires popped up along Ka`alaiki Road in the Pahala area Tuesday afternoon.

Hawai`i County Fire Department personnel responded to the area just before 2 p.m., where they located a brushfire right off Ka`alaiki Road.

HFD extinguished the fire and began mop up operations when another fire, about one mile below Ka`alaiki Road, was noted.

The second fire was located in a remote gulch above mac nut orchards in the area.

In total, Fire officials say the two fires burned about a quarter of an acre each.

The cause of the fires is currently undetermined. Fire officials noted that “both brushfires happened in remote areas with no signs of natural ignition, within a very short time of each other.”

Nineteen Fire personal were called to the scene, including five volunteer fire fighters.


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