At around 11:16 a.m. on Friday, three brush fires were reported along Highway 190 at the 26, 21 and 18-mile markers between Kailua-Kona and Kamuela.
The Hawai`i Police Department reports that Highway 190 was closed down for approximately one hour while Hawaiʻi Fire Department extinguished the largest of the three fires located at the 18-mile marker.
Authorities say the cause of the fire appears to be fireworks.
HPD is seeking the public’s assistance in locating anyone who may have witnessed any of the fires being started. Contact Detective Carrie Akina, Area II, Criminal Investigations Section at (808) 326-4646, ext. 277.