South Kohala wildland fire 95% contained

A U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter picks up water from a tank along Old Saddle Road to douse hotspots on the southern flank of the 40,000-plus-acre blaze Tuesday morning. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)

Firefighters Wednesday spent a sixth day working to extinguish a 40,000-plus-acre wildland fire in South Kohala.