Big Island police seek public's help after rash of suspicious blazes

Big Island police seek public's help after rash of suspicious blazes

By Samantha Brooks
HNN Intern

Big Island authorities are asking for the public's help after a string of suspicious brush fires near Waikoloa on Monday.

The three fires happened between 8:24 a.m. and 9:16 a.m.

All the blazes were small, however, officials are concerned that more fires could be set.

The first fire on Hawaii Belt Road burned about 1,000 square feet. The second was contained to about 50 feet, while the third burned about 1,000 square feet.

Authorities said all three appeared to be intentionally set.

Anyone with information on the fires is asked email Detective Carrie Akina at Carrie.Akina@hawaiicounty.gov or call her at (808) 326-4646 ext. 277.

Suspicious activity can also be reported to Big Island police by calling (808) 935-3311.

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