Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) crews continue to battle a brush fire that started Saturday afternoon (December 5th) near the Na’alehu Police Station in Ka‘u.
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) is at the scene of a brush fire that broke out near the Na’alehu Police Station Saturday afternoon (December 5th).
The initial call came in at 2:14 pm Saturday afternoon and HFD crews from the Na’alehu, Pahala, and Volcano Fire Stations along with Chopper 1, Volunteers from the Na‘alehu, Discovery Harbor, and Pahala Stations, and HPD Officers from the Ka’u Patrol responded to the scene located at the 63-mile marker on Highway 11 near the Na’alehu Police Station.
The preliminary details we received is the first report came in as a possible rubbish fire near the 63-mile marker in Na’alehu. However, upon further investigation, found a quick-moving brush fire burning near the Na’alehu Police Station.
The fire at this time is approximately 5+ acres in size and currently burning in open pasture land just outside of Na’alehu town and moving to the southwest. HFD crews are working at this time to prevent further spread towards the town and structures.
This is an ongoing incident and will provide updates as it becomes available.