Firefighters battling brush fire in Ka‘u

  • photo courtesy of Hawaii County Area charred by a brush fire this morning on Ninole Loop near Punaluu beach in Ka'u is shown in this aerial photo.

  • photo courtesy of Hawaii County A Hawaii Fire Department brush truck is at the scene of a brush fire on Ninole Loop near Punaluu beach in Ka'u this morning, while a county helicopter in the background makes water drops on the fire.

A brush fire was reported on Ninole Loop near Punaluʻu Beach at about 7 a.m. today.

According to a county statement, Hawaii Fire Department units were dispatched, including volunteers, to contain the fire. The fire is approximately five acres in size and has been 80% contained. No structures are threatened.

Firefighting efforts continue to ensure there are no flare-ups or escapes from the containment lines.

Motorists in the area are requested to drive with caution.

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