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Firefighters trying to douse brush fire on Big Island

KAWAIHAE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A brush fire on the Big Island has forced the closure of Highway 270 in Kawaihae Saturday.

A civil defense spokesperson says the fire started around 10:30 Saturday morning near the 12-mile marker.

At last check, more than 300 acres has burned so far. Firefighters are on scene trying to get a handle on the fire.

Traffic is being re-routed in the area. No structures are threatened at this time and no one has been injured.

Photo source Mark Mahaney via Connect Now.

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