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Kohala Brush Fire Update

Hawaiʻi County officials are continuing to battle multiple brushfires in North and South Kohala.

Due to these fires the following road closures remain in effect:
Akoni Pule Highway, Highway 270 at the 6 and 17 Mile Markers, and Queen Kaahumanu Highway between the 69 Mile Marker and Kawaihae Junction, continue to remain closed.
The mandatory evacuations for Kohala Ranch between Akoni Pule Highway and Kamakani Loop and the Mauna Kea Resort, North Fairways residential area remain in effect at this time.
A Red Flag Warning remains in place and critical fire weather conditions of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures makes for extreme fire danger.  Individuals are requested to postpone all outdoor activities using open flames and parking of vehicles on dry vegetation after driving.

Shelters remain open at Hisaoka Park in Kapaʻau and Waimea Community Center in Kamuela.

The public is also encouraged to visit the official County of Hawaiʻi Hazard Map at

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