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Kamuela Information Update # 3 for December 17th, 2019

HFD crews currently battling a brush fire that started Tuesday evening (December 17th) in open pasture land of Kamuela, South Kohala near West Hawaii Concrete quarry.

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) is on scene of a brush fire that started Tuesday evening (December 17th) and currently burning in open pasture land located near West Hawaii Concrete quarry in Kamuela, South Kohala.

The initial call came in 5:58 pm Tuesday evening and HFD crews from the Waimea, Waikoloa, South Kohala Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, Volunteer 1-1 (Volunteer division training officer) and volunteers from the Kanehoa, Waiki'i, Pu'uanahulu, and Kalaoa Mauka stations are currently on scene or responding to the scene located near West Hawaii Concrete quarry located off of Highway 190 near the 4-mile marker in Kamuela (Waimea).

Upon the arrival of HFD crews, numerous reporting parties passing by the area reported a small brush fire burning in the open pasture land near the quarry.

Preliminary details for this incident: the fire currently has scorched approximately 4+ acres and burning in dry medium brush with winds in the area blowing at 15 to 20 mph, with gusts of 25 to 30 mph. The fire was burning at multiple fronts, however, HFD crews were positioned at different points and working to prevent the fire from further spread.

No road closures are in effect and also no threat to structures at this time, along with no evacuation orders in place.

We will provide an update as more information becomes available.

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