Hawaii police open 1 lane of Hwy. 19 after closure from Paauilo brush fire

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Hawaii Island police opened one lane of Highway 19 between the 35 and 36 mile markers near Paauilo in Hamakua after a brush fire prompted a full road closure on Friday, June 4.

The full road closure was first reported near the 34 and 35 mile markers around 12:51 p.m. Friday.

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Police opened one lane of Highway 19 around 5 p.m. Friday and are asking motorists to drive with caution while crews are on the roadway.

Officials advise those who have been evacuated due to the brush fire to use Paauilo Gym as a shelter.

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