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Hawaii Island News fire update, 30 December 2009


County of Hawaii Firefighters continue to battle three brush fires burning in remote areas of mauka Kona.

The three fires curently burning in difficult-to-access terrain near the 4,000-foot level are not threatening lives or property.  No injuries or property losses have been reported.

The fires are located at Yee Hop Ranch, Hokukano Ranch, and Kealakekua Ranch.  Each of the fires has been contained and firefighters are continuing to apply water around the perimeters of the fires.

Smoke from the fires has caused discomfort for Kona area residents with respiratory problems.

All roads in the area are open.