Crews battle Punaluu brush fire

Source: Carl Okuyama
Source: Carl Okuyama

PUNALUU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters on the Big Island are working to put out an 80-acre fire burning in Punaluu.

Officials say the blaze was 90-percent contained early Thursday morning.

Highway 11 is open after being closed for several hours Wednesday evening when flames jumped the road.

Crews stayed on scene overnight to make sure the fire did not spread.

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