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Big Island: Pu'u Anahulu fire 100 percent contained

KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A fire that has burned 500 acres in the mauka area of Pu'u Anahulu is now 100 percent contained.

According to officials, 45 state, county and federal firefighters battled the blaze that was sparked Tuesday afternoon.

The north flank of the fire was within a quarter-mile of the Pohakuloa Training Area, but did not pose an immediate threat.

The Department of Land and Natural Resources says they are in the final stages of mopping up the fire.

Officials determined the cause of the fire was lightning.

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