Brush fire chars roughly 150 acres on Hawaii Island; 70% contained
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters are still battling a raging brush fire on Hawaii Island.
The Hawaii County Fire Department said the blaze has been burning since about 2 p.m. Wednesday.
Flames broke out in the Paauilo area above the transfer station in North Hamakua.
At last check, officials said the the fire charred about 150 acres and is about 70% contained.
HFD said no structures or infrastructure are threatened and no road closures are in place.
Meanwhile, Hawaiian Electric confirmed that power has been restored to the surrounding area.
Authorities also tell Hawaii New Nows Paauilo Recycling and Transfer Station in Hamakua remains closed.
This story will be updated.
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