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Akoni Pule highway reopened to traffic 07-12-05
HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT
NORTH KOHALA PATROL DISTRICT
CAPTAIN LAWRENCE BALBERDE
JULY 12, 2005
Police have reopened the entire portion of Akoni Pule Highway (Route 270) in North Kohala that had been closed because of a brush fire.
A spokesman said that about 2:45 p.m. the entire highway had been reopened to traffic.
Police had closed about eight miles of the highway about 6 a.m. Tuesday (July 12, 2005) after discovering a raging brush fire in the vicinity of Lapakahi State Historical Park.
The road was closed between the seven-mile marker near the Kohala Estates and the 15-mile marker by Mahukona Beach Road.
Firefighters remained at the scene to fight the brush fire and to make sure it doesn’t spread.
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