(Big Island Video News) POHOIKI, Hawaii – A brush fire that broke out near Isaac Hale Beach Park in Pohoiki forced the closure of Highway 137 (Kapoho to Kalapana Road) on Saturday afternoon.
The unusually dry conditions in the normally rain-soaked district of Puna has lent to a number of brush fires, mostly related to the lava flow near Pahoa. The cause of the brush fire in Pohoiki is presently unknown.
Hawaii County Police had a temporary road block on Pohoiki Road right before the intersection of Highway 137.
Campers enjoying the day at Pohoiki watched a helicopter drop water on the blaze.