Keauhou Ranch Fire

Keauhou Ranch Fire on August 7, 2018
Keauhou Ranch Fire on August 7, 2018

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The Keauhou Ranch Fire started August 5, 2018 outside the park on Keauhou Ranch and continues to burn in several areas on Mauna Loa. On of August 8, the fire progressed close to the Kīpuka Kī Special Ecological Area and is two miles north of Highway 11. A blended Type III Incident Management Team is managing the fire, and is comprised of National Park Service (NPS) and Hawaiʻi Island Incident Management Team members. Cooperating agencies include Hawaiʻi County, State Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and volunteer firefighters.

As of the morning of August 8, the fire has involved an estimated 3,200 acres including 2,700 acres within the park. Six engines, a bulldozer, two helicopters and a water tender are being utilized. An additional 30-person NPS hand crew arrives later on August 8.

Check on the interagency incident website for the latest updates and photos:

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