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NORTH KONA, Hawaii – A brush fire off Hulikoa Drive in Kona loomed behind buildings on Saturday afternoon, as fire crews worked feverishly to keep the flames at bay. No structures or properties were threatened at the time …

Russell Roberts‘s insight:

According to reporter Chelsea Jensen, the runaway brush fire has consumed 400 acres and forced the evacuation of 300 residents, as t raced mauka through vacant land Saturday near the Kohanaiki Business Park in North Kona.  Hulikoa Drive was closed for several hours while fire crews worked to contain the blaze.  The fire came within 50 yards of a construction site below Kakahiaka Street.  ‘Looks as if this will be a busy time for Hawaii fire crews.  


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Aloha, Russ.

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Retired News director of Pacific Radio Group Radio Stations on Hawaii-the Big Island. I have more than 40 years of broadcast experience, including positons at KTUH-FM (UH-Manoa), KPOI-FM (Honolulu). KHLO-AM (Hilo), KKBG-FM (KBIG-FM)(Hilo/Kona), KAPA-FM (Hilo-Kona). Native-FM (Hilo-Kona), and ESPN Hawaii (Hilo-Kona). Former University of Hawaii-Hilo librarian. Retired Air Force Officer. Amatuer (Ham) Radio operator since 1977 (currently holds the Amateur Extra Class License from the FCC-KH6JRM).... Can read, write, and speak Russian. Retired on 30 September 2011, but still maintains a Hawaii Island News Blog.

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