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Fireworks blamed for Kailua-Kona brush fire


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.

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