Firefighters putting out hot spots in Kailua-Kona

Brush fire scorched nearly 1,000 acres

Published  10:30 AM HST Jul 22, 2013
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

A fire that burned about 1.5 square miles in Kailua-Kona was mostly contained.
    
West Hawaii Battalion Chief Reuben Chun says crews were at the scene Monday monitoring conditions and putting out hotspots.
    
He says an apartment complex was evacuated for several hours when the fire began mid-morning Saturday.
    
Since then, firefighters have been attacking flames that have been burning dead trees and tall grass on the northeast side of Hulikoa Drive, running into Kaiminani Drive.
    
Chun says things are looking better on Monday.  As long as winds aren't too strong, the deep-seated hotspots aren't expected to pose threats.
    
The cause of the fire is unknown.

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