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.