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Brush fire on Big Island scorches 15 acres

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A brush fire occurred near Highway 11 on the Big Island at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The brush fire broke out on the makai side of the highway near the 63 mile marker. 15 acres of the area was scorched by flames. Fire crews remain on scene to monitor hotspots.

Police originally closed the highway at around 10 p.m. and it reopened around 2 a.m. Thursday. Officials say arching utility wires are to blame for the cause of the fire.

No injuries were reported and no property was damaged.

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