Brush Fire in Hawaii Prompts Evacuations

Published 2/16/2022, Wednesday, 1637 PT

Incident Summary

A brush fire prompted the closure of the popular Kuakini Hwy in Kailua-Kona between Oni Oni Street and Nakukui Drive today as Hawaii FD firefighters were using a portion of the roadway to fight the fire. This is located on the island of Hawaii.

The fire was reported to have broken out on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at 1400 hours Hawaii time.

Fire Weather

The wind is blowing from 50 degrees with a speed of 19 km/h and temps are currently 81*F with 61% humidity with scattered clouds.

Evacuations in Progress

Evacuations were in progress for Hillcrest Subdivision and the Aloha Kona Subdivision (1449 PT) and Pottery Terrace Industrial area. (1611 PT)

Closures

Road Closures: Kuakini Hwy (Oni Oni Street to Nakukui Drive) and Queen Kaahumanu Hwy (Hualalai Road to Puapuanui Street) (1449 PT). Hawaii Belt Road. (1611 PT)

Evacuation Shelter(s)

Kailua Park (old Kona Airport) Gym, 21 S Kainalu Drive, Kailua-Kona North Kona. This is an ADA-compliant facility and does accept animals. Parks and Rec. Phone: 808-961-8311.

Mapping

Interactive Hazard Mp: http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/civil-defense

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