Accessed on 09 August 2018, 0239 UTC, Post #17393.
Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
The Keauhou Ranch Fire continues to burn. Here is the update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
This is a Civil Defense wildland fire update for Wednesday, August 8 at 1:00 in the afternoon.
The National Park Service reports that the Keauhou Ranch Fire on Mauna Loa, which is mainly within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, continues to burn in multiple locations and is two miles north of Highway 11. The fire more than doubled in size overnight and is now 3,205 acres. No structures are threatened at this time. Hawaii County, State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, and volunteer firefighters are all assisting the National Park Service in their fire suppression effort.
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.”
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