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Big Island firefighters extinguish Honokaa brush fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 4:34 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2011


Hawaii County firefighters extinguished a 2-acre brush fire on Hamakua farmland Thursday afternoon.

The blaze closed Highway 240 near the 4 mile marker as tradewinds fanned the flames towards the road. 

Firefighters arrived at 12:18 p.m. and contained the fire by 2 p.m. The fire department helicopter conducted water drops and fire was extinguished at 4 p.m.


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