POSTED: 8:47 a.m. HST, Jan 6, 2013
Fireworks are blamed for a brush fire that burned five acres near the Duarte Apartments in Kailua-Kona Saturday.
The fire broke out at about 3:39 p.m. on the mauka side of Kuakini Highway in a field with dry trees and grass.
Firefighters said they received a report of children firing rockets into the field.
Firefighters brought the fire under control by 5 p.m. It burned to within 100 yards of the Duarte Apartments.
There were no injuries.