UPDATE 12:02 p.m.

Kawaihae Road between Akoni Pule Highway and Queen Kaahumanu Highway has been fully reopened.

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Big Island police are advising the public to avoid Kawaihae Road between Akoni Pule Highway and Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway for the next two hours due to a brush fire.

A vehicle traveling on Kawaihae Road experienced a tire blowout, which caused the vehicle's rim to emit sparks that ignited the brush fire.

Big Island firefighters are currently working to extinguish the fire.