Brush Fire Burns Acre Along Akoni Pule Highway

The Hawai`i County Fire Department extinguished a brush fire near the 11.5 mile marker on Akoni Pule Highway early Thursday morning.

Crews arrived on scene at 1:50 a.m. to find approximately one acre of grass and small shrubs burning.

Initial flames were about 5-feet and slowly moving away from the highway in a westerly direction, per officials.

The fire was only accessible by off road vehicles. A total of nine fire fighters responded.

No injuries were reported in the incident.