Mauna Loa Brush Fire Update, 07 August 2018

Accessed on 08 August 2018, 0405 UTC, Post #17385.


Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the latest update on the Mauna Loa Brush Fire, which has blackended around 1500 acres in the Ka’u District:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense brush fire update for Tuesday, August 7 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

The National Park Service reports that the Mauna Loa brush fire, which is burning mostly inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, is not contained at this time. So far, approximately 1,500 acres have been burned. No structures are threatened at this time.

Mauna Loa Road inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has been closed to the public since May 11.

Please drive carefully on Highway 11 as smoke may impact driving conditions.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”

For the latest Hawaii Island, West Hawaii, Hawaii State, and local sports news, please check the blog sidebars and links. These news feeds are updated daily.  As of  6 p.m. HST, Hurricane Hector is about 400-450 miles southeast of Hilo.  The storm should pass about 250 miles below South Point sometime on Wednesday.  The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will provide daily radio, print, and social media updates throughout the day.

Until next time,

Russ Roberts