DLNR: Hawai‘i Island Mana Road fire community effort

Chelsea Jensen / West Hawaii Today via Associated Press

Vehicles turn onto Queen Ka‘ahumanu Highway from an emergency access route opened after residents and visitors lodging in the Waikoloa Village area of Hawai‘i Island were ordered to evacuate as a wildfire threatened the South Kohala town in early August.

HILO, Hawai‘i — The Mana Road fire that burned along Old Saddle Road on the slopes of Mauna Kea on Hawai‘i Island was one of the largest wildland fires in recorded Hawai‘i history. In late July and early August, it scorched more than 42,000 acres of mostly grassland above Waimea and largely on the Parker Ranch.