Brush Fire Burns 20 Acres in Laupahoehoe

A brush fire burned about 20 acres Tuesday afternoon.

Just after 11 a.m. Hawai`i County Fire Department arrived on scene in the area of Papaaloa Road and Ochiro Road in Laupahoehoe where they found a rapidly spreading brush fire.

The fire reportedly began in 10 to 12 foot grass, gusty trade winds spread the fire

HFD has the fire under control and will fire fighters will monitor the blaze over night.

A total of 14 fire fighters responded in the incident. No injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown.