South Kohala fire’s cost still being tallied

An Isemoto Contracting Co. bulldozer that helped cut firebreaks during the Mana Road fire is loaded onto a lowboy trailer Aug. 3 on Highway 190, also known as Mamalahoa Highway, in South Kohala. (Chelsea Jensen/West Hawaii Today)


A tally of the cost of battling the Big Island’s largest wildland fire in history likely will not be available until September.