Small Brush Fire in Pu'uanahulu causing traffic delays on Highway 190.
Highway 190 between the 16 and 17-mile marker is currently being contra-flowed due to a small brush fire. Expect slow traffic in the area for the next hour to an hour and a half as Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) continues to conduct wet down and mop-up operations.
Details on the fire:
Initial Call came in at 6:26 am
Size of the fire: Approximately 100 square yards in size
Location of the Fire: Highway 190 at the 17-mile marker
Status of the fire: Fire under control/contained
Crews dispatched: Waikoloa, Waimea, Makalei, South Kohala, BC2, & Volunteers from Pu'uanahulu.
HPD officers are on scene directing traffic while HFD crews are on scene and complete all operations.