Ka`u Brush Fire Chars 1,645 Acres

A brush fire burning since Thursday in the Ka`u District has engulfed 1,645 acres of land as of Sunday evening.

Hawai`i County Fire Department crews continue to battle the blaze and have it contained within the firebreaks set by firefighters, however, there are more than a dozen spot fires outside of the main burn area, according to officials.

These spot fires range from 100 square feet to several acres, per HFD.

The fire is currently burning through uneven terrain with variable fuel and vegetation. Chopper One is providing water drops in support of HFD’s ground units.

HFD officials say that the fire is long, reaching from Waikapuna Bay to within .75 miles of Green Sands subdivision.

No injuries have occurred and no structures have burned throughout the duration of the four day blaze. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.

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