10 Acre Brush Fire in Kona Shuts Down Queen Kaahumanu Highway and Henry Street

Credit: Luahiwa Lee Loy Namahoe / KHON2

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From the Source:

"A fire across 10 acres of brush makai of Queen Kaahumanu Highway shut down southbound lanes on that road and a stretch of Henry Street for part of Thursday afternoon.

No injuries or structural damage was reported as a result of the blaze, said West Hawaii Battalion Chief Brian Cushnie."