Firefighters battle brush fire in South Kona


Hawaii County Firefighters from Captain Cook and Ocean View extinguished a brush fire Tuesday evening near the 96 mile marker on Highway 11.

Responding to the approximately 5:20 p.m. alarm, firefighters used two brush trucks to contain the 30-by 100-foot burn area in dense brush a couple of hundred yards makai of the highway, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.

The cause of the fire was not known.