Kahoʻolawe Blaze Burns Over 5,000 Acres

February 24, 2020, 2:48 PM HST · Updated February 24, 2:56 PM
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After conducting an aerial survey this morning, fire officials confirmed that a brush fire that ignited on Kahoʻolawe on Saturday has now scorched 5,400 acres.

The fire department remains unable to carry out firefighting efforts by land or air over concerns of unexploded ordnances that still exist on the island.

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No additional recon flight has been scheduled for today, but officials say firefighters will continue to monitor the situation.

The cause of the fire remains unknown.

No information regarding damages is available at this time.

More updates will be provided as they become available. 

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