Brush fire prompts evacuation of Palamanui campus

  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today A fire approaches Kaiminani Drive on Tuesday afternoon.
  • LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today A firefighter assesses a fire Tuesday afternoon off Kaiminani Drive.

KAILUA-KONA — Firefighters were on the scene of a brush fire that broke out Tuesday afternoon near Kaiminani Drive in Kailua-Kona.

The fire, reported around 1:45 p.m., is burning vacant land north of Kaiminani Drive and makai of Ane Keohokalole Highway.

As of 3:20 p.m., fire officials said 80-100 acres had been burned and was not under control.

Hawaii Community College — Palamanui officials said the campus was evacuated about 3 p.m. All afternoon and evening classes have been canceled.

Fire crews couldn’t be reached for follow up comment late Tuesday.


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