Firefighters putting out hot spots in Kailua-Kona

Published On: Jul 22 2013 10:30:00 AM HST

On Sunday, the brush fire near Hulikoa Drive continued to burn. It scorched at least 1,000 acres of brush.

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii -

A fire that burned about 1.5 square miles in Kailua-Kona was mostly contained.
    
West Hawaii Battalion Chief Reuben Chun says crews were at the scene Monday monitoring conditions and putting out hotspots.
    
He says an apartment complex was evacuated for several hours when the fire began mid-morning Saturday.
    
Since then, firefighters have been attacking flames that have been burning dead trees and tall grass on the northeast side of Hulikoa Drive, running into Kaiminani Drive.
    
Chun says things are looking better on Monday.  As long as winds aren't too strong, the deep-seated hotspots aren't expected to pose threats.
    
The cause of the fire is unknown.

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