- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 2, 2016

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - Firefighters are working to contain a brush fire in Kailua-Kona that has burned 25 acres and caused some residents to leave their homes.

A Hawaii County fire official says active burning from the fire was contained around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday but there were still hotspots. Firefighters were expected to remain at the scene through the night.

A voluntary evacuation for the Komohana Kai subdivision was lifted and a temporary shelter closed. It wasn’t clear how many people chose to leave their homes.

The blaze had started around 11:30 a.m. in a parking lot and spread through dry brush close to homeowners’ property lines.

No damages or injuries have been reported.

Two helicopters were dropping water and bulldozers were used to cut firebreaks.

Police closed off nearby Lako and Kololia streets.


Information from: KGMB-TV, https://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/

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