Kau Brush Fire Chars More Than 1,000 Acres

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"Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a brush fire that consumed more than 1,000 acres after igniting Sunday afternoon near Kaalualu Bay in Ka‘u.

Just over a half dozen Hawaii Fire Department and volunteer personnel on Monday morning remained at the scene, located off South Point Road, dousing hot spots and flareups within the 1,022 burn area, said HFD Battalion Chief Warren Sumida. He said the firefighters are being aided by overcast skies and light rain."

Above: "Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a brush fire that consumed more than 1,000 acres after igniting Sunday afternoon near Kaalualu Bay in Ka'u. This photo shows smoke rising from the blaze on Sunday afternoon." Credit: Pierce Schwalb/West Hawaii Today

Above: "Firefighters are getting the upper hand on a brush fire that consumed more than 1,000 acres after igniting Sunday afternoon near Kaalualu Bay in Ka'u. This photo shows smoke rising from the blaze on Sunday afternoon." Credit: Pierce Schwalb/West Hawaii Today