Keauhou Ranch fire consumes over 3,600 acres

  • An ‘i‘iwi bird forages for food in an ohia lehua tree. The habitat of the ‘i‘iwi, a honeycreeper endemic to Hawaii, is currently threatened in the Keauhou Ranch fire, which has spread into Volcanoes National Park. (Courtesy of Michael Szoenyi)
  • Firefighters continued to battle the Keauhou Ranch fire, which has consumed 3,679 acres of land and is 51 percent contained. (Courtesy of Mark Wasser)

KAILUA-KONA — The Keauhou Fire continues to burn within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, and was most active on its northern front, threatening habitat for endangered native ‘i‘iwi birds.