Fire closes Kokee Road

  • Kauai County / Contributed

    Aircraft and county personnel battle multiple fires Sunday.

    Contributed by County of Kauai

    Kauai Fire Department’s Air 1 drops water on a fire in Kokee State Park Sunday.

KOKEE — Kokee Road between the Kekaha Road junction and the Waimea Canyon Drive junction re-opened just before dusk Sunday after multiple brush fires kept it closed most of the day.

Kauai Fire Department and state Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife crews fought for over 12 hours containing the scattered flames.

Firefighters began battling the blazes early Sunday morning just after 6:30 a.m. and Air 1, the KFD helicopter, made multiple trips to and from Lihue Airport to refuel throughout the day. As of press time Sunday evening, crews had successfully contained the multiple fires.

Private water tenders helped contain the blazes.

Waimea Canyon Drive remained open Sunday despite the fires.

The causes of the fires are currently under investigation.

  1. I saw a Vampire once March 11, 2019 9:38 am Reply

    What do you do about the firemen’s pay? Who is going to pay the extra men needed on the job? Is fame for the politicians going to pay for it? Always having a showing in public places. How about showing us how you’re going to make these payments? wages. Not that I care about any of the firemen. Because I don’t. I’m for the white collar worker. What now county council? Or whoever you are with the politicians.

  2. I saw a Vampire once March 11, 2019 10:20 am Reply

    Someone in Kekaha or any part of the island started this fire again. It could’ve been anyone. I don’t know what they’re trying to prove, but it appears they are not with the law. They just want to light up the island. I can assure you they are not your average citizens. These are law breakers without any regard to society. They should be placed under arrest.

    They are targeting your local politicians, it appears. For fame or popularity. They’re trying to gain popularity through your local politics. Do you have any leads? Kekaha or Waimea residence maybe?

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