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.