Brush fire burns 5 acres in Kailua-Kona

A brush fire between Kuakini Highway and Hualalai Road in Kailua-Kona burned 5 acres Saturday.

The Hawaii Fire Department responded to the blaze near near Hillcrest Subdivision by Pottery Terrace at about 4 p.m. The fire was extinguished by 8 p.m.

A pair of firefighters are remaining on scene overnight to quell any flare-ups.

Traffic was reduced to one lane on Kuakini Highway while firefighters battled the blaze.