Roads closed as crews battle Big Island brush fire - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Big Island brush fire contained

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WAIKOLOA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

HILO, Hawaii (AP) - State firefighters have contained a wildfire that burned nearly 600 acres on the Big Island.

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Tuesday the grassland fire in the Puu Anahulu Game Management Area was fully contained by noon.

Crews constructed a fire line around the fire's perimeter with two bulldozers. No nearby structures were affected.

The fire started at about 3:30 p.m. Monday. Nearly 30 state Division of Forestry and Wildlife firefighters responded to the blaze.

Division personnel will remain at the scene through Wednesday to ensure fire hot spots are extinguished.

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