1-06-24 Police Investigating Kona Brush Fire

Hawai‘i Police Department
Kona Patrol
Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming
Phone: (808) 935-3311
Report No.: 24-001790

Media Release

Hawai‘i Island police are investigating a brush fire that occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 6, 2024, in Kailua-Kona.

At 2:40 a.m. on Saturday, Kona patrol officers responded to the area of the 75-500 block of Kuakini Highway near Hualalai Road for a report of a brush fire in an undeveloped area. Upon arrival officers observed a large plume of smoke, but the fire was not easily visible from the roadway.

Hualalai Road between Kuakini Highway and Aloha Kona Drive was closed for a little over an hour as Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel extinguished the blaze. A 10-foot by 20-foot area was scorched, however no damages to property or injuries were reported. A cause has not been determined.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Kona Patrol Sergeant Thomas Chun-Ming, via email at Thomas.Chun-Ming@hawaiicounty.gov, or at the police department’s non-emergency telephone number at (808) 935-3311.

Citizens who wish to remain anonymous can make an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 and be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers does not record any calls or subscribe to caller ID.

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