10/04/13 – DLNR Crews Contain Wildfire In Remote Area Of Hilo Forest ReservePosted on Oct 4, 2013 in Natural Area Reserves, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
WILLIAM J. AILA JR,
For Immediate News Release October 4, 2013
DLNR CREWS CONTAIN WILDFIRE
IN REMOTE AREA OF HILO FOREST RESERVE
HILO — State fire crews today were able to contain and mop up a wildfire in a remote section of the Hilo Forest Reserve near Keanakolu that was first reported and responded to on Thursday. The fire burned in koa forest with kikuyu grass understory. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) firefighters today had the fire 100% percent contained at approximately 1 acre. Mop up work will continue this weekend.
Initial response included assistance from the Hawaii County Fire department helicopter.
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