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Brush Fire Information Update for Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM

This is a brush fire information update for Thursday May 14, 2015 at 8:30 AM.

The Hawaii Fire Department reports that the brush fire in the Green Sands Subdivision in Ka’u continues to burn and remains approximately 90% contained at this time.   

Fire and emergency personnel are on scene and working to extinguish the fire and will remain on scene throughout the evening and night.  All highways and major roadways remain open however some roads within the subdivision are closed and limited to local traffic only. 

Since residential water lines have been repaired, water tanker service at the Green Sands Park has been suspended.  The Waiohinu water spigot is open and operational for water needs.


Road closure and traffic information update for Sunday May 10th at 1:00PM.

The Hawaii Police Department reports that Highway 11 or Volcano Highway near the 16 mile mark in Glenwood is closed to all traffic due to a fallen tree and downed utility lines.  Highway and utility crews are on scene however it is unknown when the road may be reopened.  Presently the detour that had been set up through the North Kulani and Peck Roads is also blocked due to stalled bus. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to use alternate routes if possible. 


Air Quality Monitoring System Information Update

The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities. These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation, grass, brush, and other materials) and volcanic emissions. The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site: Click on “view lava related air quality conditions on Hawaii’s big island.” The table below provides air quality guidelines.

For gas and particle concentration data see:, click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites.”


Mayor's Proclamation From March 30, 2015

Fourth Supplementary Proclamation. Effective Monday, March 30, 2015 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.


Mayor's Proclamation from January 30, 2015 

The Mayor has signed his Third Emergency Supplementary Proclamation, due to the threat of disaster due to the June 27th lava flow in the District of Puna, effective January 30, 2015. And that the Proclamation of September 4, 2014, Supplementary Proclamation of October 16, 2014 and Second Supplementary Proclamation of December 3, 2014 shall remain in full force and effect.


Mayor's Proclamation From December 3, 2014

Second Supplementary Proclamation, Effective Wednesday, 12/03/2014 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.


Mayor's Proclamation from October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.


Mayor's Proclamation from October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.


Mayor's Proclamation from September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.


Mayor's Proclamation from August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.