Tag Archives: Hawaii Fire Department

South Hawaii Island fire creeps toward Green Sands subdivision


Hawaii News Digest, 25 September 2017, 0510 UTC, Post #15653.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/south-hawaii-fire-creeps-toward-green-sands-subdivision

Accessed on 25 September 2017, 0510 UTC.

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Comment:

According to the Hawaii Fire Department, a 1,600 acre brush fire continues to burn and stretches from Waikapuna Bay to within 3/4 of a mile of the Green Sands subdivision.

Two helicopters are using water drops to extinguish fires that have jumped fire breaks.  Fire crews remain on the scene as they create a perimeter to contain the blaze.  No homes have been destroyed or are in immediate danger of burning.

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Fire burns 800 acres along the Ka’u coast


Hawaii News Digest, 23 September 2017, 1645 UTC, Post #15643.’

Source:

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/fire-burns-800-acres-along-ka’u-coast

Accessed on 23 September 2017, 1645 UTC.

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Comment:

According to the Hawaii Fire Department, a brush fire that started Thursday has blackened more than 800 acres of land along the Ka’u coastline.  Because most of the fire is active in an area inaccessible to ground-based vehicles, fire crews are using two helicopters to help suppress the fire.  No injuries have been reported from the blaze.  Area residents are experiencing lots of smoke and poor visibility along roads in the area.

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Volcano structure fire sends 3 to hospital


Hawaii News Digest, 11 September 2017, 0555 hrs, UTC, Post #15570.

Source:

http://www.westhawaiitoday.com/news/local-news/volcano-structure-fire-sends-3-hospital

Accessed on 11 September 2017, 0555 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

A Hawaii Island man suffered serious burns while he tried to extinguish a house fire that occurred Saturday evening, 09 September 2017, in the Volcano area.

When fire crews arrived at 11-3896 Nahelenani Street, they found the single-story dwelling covered by flames.

A man and two minor children managed to escape from the burning house.  The man, who suffered burns, was taken to the Hilo Medical Center in serious condition.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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Two people escape unharmed from burning Hilo home


Hawaii News Digest, 03 September 2017, 0535 hrs, UTC, Post #15532.

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/36279188/two-people-escape-unharmed-from-burning-hilo-home

Accessed on 03 September 2017, 0535 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the Hawaii Fire Department, two people escaped unharmed from a single-story duplex home on Kapiolani Street at around 5:30 p.m., Friday, 01 September 2017.  The fire was confined to a bedroom and was extinguished in an hour.  The cause of the fire is being investigated.

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Helicopter makes emergency landing in Kohala Mountain Range | Hawaii 24/7


Fire/rescue crews responded to a 9:26 a.m. alarm Tuesday (Oct 4) to the Pu‘u O Umi Natural Area Reserve area in the Kohala Mountains for helicopter and crew which made an emergency landing.

Source: Helicopter makes emergency landing in Kohala Mountain Range | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/04/helicopter-makes-emergency-landing-in-kohala-mountain-range).

Accessed on 05 October 2016, 15:50 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Hawaii Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka said the McDonnell Douglas 369E, with the pilot and two passengers on board, went down on the north slope of the Kohala Mountain range near Waimanu Valley. Okinaka said the area “was so remote only our helicopter was able to get up there, so we’re staging down below, waiting in the event there were injuries, but no one was injured…”

Okinaka added that he was told the helicopter experienced “heavy vibrations” before the pilot landed the aircraft safely.

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said the agency will investigate the accident.


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PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7


At 3 p.m. today, Puna Geothermal reported a release of steam from one of its wells. The situation was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m. The Hawaii County Fire Department remains on scene and is…

Source: PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/29/pgv-reports-steam-release-thursday-afternoon-sept-29/).

Accessed on 30 September 2016, 06:35 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on the steam leak at Puna Geothermal Venture in the Puna District.

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, one of the wells at PGV vented steam at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, 29 September 2016.

Hawaii Fire Department personnel confirmed that the steam leak “was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m.”

Hawaii Fire Department crews remain on the scene monitoring air quality at the PGV site, the perimeter of the facility, and in the surrounding community.

Technicians have begun an investigation into the cause of the steam leak.


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Several sickened, but no public alert after chemical leak in Hilo | KHON2


BEI Hawaii had placed the 120-pound cylinder chlorine gas tank in a containment vessel or coffin, but the leak didn’t stop.

Source: Several sickened, but no public alert after chemical leak in Hilo | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2016/09/27/several-sickened-but-no-public-alert-after-hawaii-chemical-leak/).

Accessed on 28 September 2016, 15:15 hrs, UTC.

Reporter: Sara Mattison.

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Comment:

A chlorine gas leak last Thursday morning (22 September 2016) at the BEI facility in Hilo sickened several people, including a firefighter, before the defective gas cylinder was isolated.  Nearby neighbors are asking why a public alert was not issued by the Hawaii County Fire Department.

It took nearly a day to safely contain the leaking chlorine gas cylinder in a water containment vessel while hazmat personnel took readings and kept people away from the area.

Battalion Chief Gerald Kosaki told KHON 2 news that, while the smell was bad, readings were “well below the levels requiring any action…”  The Hawaii Department of Health said BEI “is handling the material for proper disposal”, and a full report is due within 30 days.


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