Police look for tips after suspicious brushfires

Source: Carl Okuyama
Source: Carl Okuyama

BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Someone may be starting wildfires on the Big Island.

Police are asking for the public's help in providing information about three suspicious brushfires in the Punaluu area of Kau.

The fires on August 3, 7 and 8 were located along Highway 11 in the area of the 55- and 56-mile markers and appear to have been set intentionally.

Police ask that anyone with information about the fires or about any suspicious persons in those areas call the Police Department's non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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