Firefighters continue mop-up efforts at Puuwaawaa


Firefighters on Tuesday continued efforts to douse a 150-acre brush fire that broke out Sunday evening in a remote area of the Puuwaawaa Forest Reserve.

Twenty-two state Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife personnel spent the day extinguishing hot spots within the perimeter of the fire, which is located in a remote area of the reserve off Mamalahoa Highway, according to the DLNR. Crews were expected to resume mop-up efforts today.

The fire was reported about 6 p.m. Sunday, according to the DLNR. The fire was likely started by lightning.