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Ka'u Information Update for February 29th, 2020

Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) continue crews currently battling a brush fire in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE) subdivision Saturday morning (February 29th).

Report from: HIRSC Team - Utah Section

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) are on scene of a working brush fire in the area near the 92-1700 block of Luau Drive near Tiki Lane that started late Saturday morning (February 29th) in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates (HOVE) subdivision in Ka'u.

The initial call came in at 11:10 am Saturday morning and HFD crews from the HOVE, Pahala, and Captain Cook Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, volunteers from the Ocean View, Discovery Harbor, and Na'alehu stations and HPD officers from the Ka'u Patrol responded to the scene located at the 92-1700 block of Luau Drive in HOVE.

Preliminary details that we received is that the brush fire is burning in an open area between the block of Luau Drive, Tiki Lane, Princess Kaiulani Boulevard, and King Kamehameha Boulevard. Crews are working to protect residences and structures near the fire.

HFD crews encountered a couple of challenges related to the battling the brush fire:

  • Windy conditions in the area, presented a challenge for HFD crews to get the fire quickly contained. However, brief breaks in the wind allowing crews to get the upper hand on the fire and have it under control.

  • Due to no water supply in the subdivision, HFD crews utilized brush trucks and engines to haul water to and from a supply source located at the bottom of the HOVE subdivision.

No reports of any road closures, damages or injuries related to the brush fire to report at this time.

We will provide an update as more information becomes available.

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