Hilo police say a brush fire broke out on the Big Island Tuesday.
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Fire crews responded to the southern end of Punalu'u Beach just before 6 p.m.
The brush fire was spread south through brush and various trees, according to fire officials. Winds were gusty at 25-to-35 mph.
About a quarter of an acre of brush was on fire when crews arrived with a 50-to-75-foot fire front.
The fire was under control just after 8 p.m. A crew was there overnight to extinguish flare ups.
A total of 12 acres were scorched by the time the fire was under control.
Officers responded and said the fire was not affecting any homes or individuals.
A witness says the fire could be seen from the Colony One Condos in the Punalu'u area and that the access road to the Colony One Golf center was blocked.