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Evacuation requested for parts of Hawaii Island due to ongoing brush fire; 14,000 acres burned – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-08-04 08:41:26 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Firefighters from the Hawaii Fire Department fought a wildfire in the Hamakua district, which consumed about 14,000 acres as of Saturday, July 31, and urged evacuation orders.

Officials from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said at 6:50 pm, all residents of Puu Kapu Hawaiian Homestead and Waikii Ranch were ordered to evacuate. Civil defense officials said the fire was north of Mauka and Old Saddle Road on Highway 190.

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According to fire authorities, shelters for refugees are located in Waimea District Park in Kamuela. The Old Saddle Road was closed between Highway 190 and Daniel K. Inouye Wayway at around 5:10 pm due to a fire.

Hawaii police said highway 190 was closed to traffic from Waimea Airport to Waikoloa Road due to a wildfire around 7 pm on Saturday, and drivers should use the Queen Kaahumanu Highway instead. I advised.

Anyone who goes to the shelter in Waimea District Park is advised to bring personal food, water and sleeping supplies. According to civil defense authorities, shelters are pet-friendly facilities.

Residents and drivers can have poor air quality and visibility due to smoke in the area.

According to civil defense authorities, people with respiratory illness are advised to consider staying indoors or leaving the area.

Evacuation requested for parts of Hawaii Island due to ongoing brush fire; 14,000 acres burned Source link Evacuation requested for parts of Hawaii Island due to ongoing brush fire; 14,000 acres burned

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