Investigators wrap up probe of Big Island brush fires

Investigators wrap up probe of Big Island brush fires

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) - The Hawaii Fire Department is nearing completion of its investigation into several suspicious brush fires as crews still work to extinguish at least one of the blazes in North Kona and South Kohala.

West Hawaii Today reports that Todd Kazuo with the department's Kona Fire Prevention Bureau says investigators are almost ready to turn their findings over to police. They have been looking into the blazes that broke out Thursday and covered more than 1,100 acres.

Kazuo says he couldn't provide details on what may have caused the fires, citing the ongoing investigation. But he did say arson was looked at as a possibility.

Firefighters were still battling hot spots Tuesday within a 320-acre burn area near the Daniel K. Inouye Highway.

No injuries or major damage was reported.

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