Daniel K. Inouye Hwy. reopened after Hawaii brush fire


HONOLULU (KHON2) — A brush fire on Hawaii Island prompted a closure of Daniel K. Inouye Highway at the Highway 190 intersection near mile marker 43 around 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 17.

The Hawaii Fire Department reported a brush fire near mile marker 43 of Daniel K. Inouye Highway, which prompted the closure.

The closure on Daniel K. Inouye Highway was in effect until around 5:50 p.m., according to Hawaii police. Motorists were advised to use Old Saddle Road as an alternate route and avoid the area while the closure was ongoing.

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency said at 6:01 p.m. Saturday that police closed Old Saddle Road at the Daniel K. Inouye Highway junction and the Highway 190 junction.

Only local traffic to Waikii Ranch is being allowed from the Old Saddle Road/Highway 190 intersection, according to police.

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