Saddle Road fire still rages, road reopens

  • A fire on Daniel K. Inouye Highway produces heavy smoke Saturday afternoon. Police have closed the road from Highway 190 to Old Saddle Road. Special to West Hawaii Today

Units from the Hawaii Fire Department and Pohakuloa Training Area are fighting a brush fire on Daniel K. Inouye Highway, makai of Old Saddle Road. As of press time, 500 acres have burned. The fire is not contained, and is moving northwest near the hunter check-in station. The blaze is under investigation.