A brush fire in the Green Sands Subdivision in Ka’u continues to burn out of control, according to the Hawaii County Fire Department.
The fire is currently in the areas of Pele and Mark Twain Roads and Fire and emergency personnel are on scene and working to contain the fire. Residents have been advised to evacuate the subdivision due to high winds and heavy smoke conditions. The Na`alehu Community Center remains opened as an evacuation center. All highways and major roadways remain open; but some roads within the subdivisions are closed. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.