Brush fire closes Highway 190

LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Highway 190 is filled with smoke from a brush fire off Waikoloa Road on Wednesday afternoon.
LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today Smoke from a brush fire is seen Wednesday from Highway 190.

KAILUA-KONA — Traffic was backed up to a stand-still from Kawaihae Road to the Waikoloa Beach Resort after emergency responders closed junctions at Waikoloa Road and Daniel K. Inouye Highway because of a brush fire Wednesday afternoon.