• Halema`uma`u Just Before Dawn

    Hawai'i Volcanoes

    National Park Hawai'i

Napau Fire 2011

The Napau Fire was sparked by the Kamoamoa Fissure Eruption of Kilauea, March 5, 2011. Located approximately seven miles southeast of Kilauea Visitor Center, in a remote area of the park, the wildfire continues. Use the links below for daily updates on conditions.

March 27, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #8
March 25, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #7
March 24, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #6
March 23, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #5
March 22, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #4
March 21, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #3
March 20, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #2
March 18, 2011 Napau Fire 2011 - Update #1


 
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Map of the Napau Fire as of March 24, 2011
NPS map by David Benitez

Did You Know?

Skylight reveals lava flowing to the ocean.

Large volumes of lava move in lava tubes beneath the hardened surface of recent flows. Skylights form when the roof of a lava tube collapses, revealing the molten lava flowing like a river within the tube.