(ABOVE VIDEO) This evening’s Civil Defense message with video of distant smoke from the vantage point of the firebreak road off Kauakahi Place.
- The lava flow sparked a brush fire on Friday afternoon. In a 3 p.m. message, Hawaii County Civil Defense said the 15 acre fire is mauka of Highway 130 and about one mile upslope. At the time of the message, the fire was moving in a north-northeast direction.
- The brush fire is contained within previously established fire breaks and poses no threat to area communities, civil defense reports. The Hawaii County Fire Department is on scene.