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Fire burns up to 1,000 acres in Kona

Published On: Jul 19 2013 09:00:00 PM HST

KONA, Hawaii -

The brush fire near Hulikoa Drive is still burning, having scorched a thousand acres.

Residents said the fire closed in on the Lokahi Makai subdivision and came within a hundred feet from homes.  Big Island firefighters are using bulldozers to form containment lines.

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