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Firefighters battle wildfire at Pohakuloa Training Area

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said a brush fire was burning Monday within the U.S. Army Pohakuloa Training Area off Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

A 4 p.m. Civil Defense alert reports the fire was near the 41-mile marker of the highway, and that smoke was visible in the area.

“Fire personnel are on scene and actively fighting the fire,” said the alert.

No structures are threatened, and no roads were closed.

Another brush fire in the same area was reported Friday morning. The U.S. Army issued a statement at the time saying military training had been halted, and service members evacuated from the area.

No injuries or structural damages were reported from the earlier fire.

A wind advisory is in place for portions of Maui and Hawaii counties through 6 p.m. Tuesday due to east winds of 20 to 35 mph, with localized gusts over 50 mph.

The advisory covers North and South Kohala, as well as the Kau and Puna districts and interior areas of Hawaii island.

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