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Big Island brush fire 95 percent contained

KEAUHOU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A brush fire at Keauhou Ranch has been 95 percent contained after it burned four acres on Friday afternoon.

According to Hawaii County Fire Department officials, the brush fire near the Keauhou Bird Sanctuary was first reported at 3:12 p.m.

A helicopter helped fight the fire until nightfall, when the blaze was about 80 percent contained. Operations continued into the night, and by midnight the fire was 95 percent contained.

Firefighters continue to address hotspots and prevent further spreading.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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