Ka’u brushfire affects traffic


Traffic was reduced briefly to one lane on Highway 11 on Friday due to a brush fire.

The small fire burned 1,500 square feet of brush along the side of the highway, said Ty Medeiros, West Hawaii battalion chief with the Fire Department.

Police reduced traffic to one lane at mile marker 71 near Kahuku Ranch to allow fire fighters to extinguish the fire.

Medeiros said it took a half an hour to extinguish.

 

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