Kona blaze keeps firefighters busy

  • Hawaii Fire Department personnel work Wednesday to extinguish a flare-up of a fire that broke out Tuesday night off Kuakini Highway. The fire burned approximately 3 acres of private property, including a homeless encampment Tuesday night. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

Firefighters squashed a flare-up Wednesday afternoon of a fire that burned a homeless encampment Tuesday night in North Kona.