UPDATE (6:30 a.m. – Feb. 6) – Fire activity continues to burn in the vicinity of the 35 mile area of Saddle Road, Civil Defense says.
UPDATE (4 p.m.) – Fire activity continues to burn towards the east and is 0.8 miles from the Mauna Kea Access Road. No closures in effect at this time, Civil Defense says.
(BIVN) – A brush fire is burning near the 35 mile marker of the Daniel K. Inouye Highway, also known as Saddle Road, County officials say.
In a message issued at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense reported “no road closures are in effect at this time but be aware of poor visibility due to smoke.”
Fire units from County, State, and Federal departments are fighting the fire, civil defense said.
“Please drive with caution and stay out of the fire area,” the message stated. “You will be kept updated on any changes that may affect your safety.”