Big Island wildfire nearly contained

WAIKOLOA — Just south of Waikoloa Village, the resort area on Hawai‘i Island, and mauka of Highway 190 near the Pu‘u Lani Subdivision, a 17,000-acre wildfire has left a charred landscape. That’s 26.5 square miles of burned land that dozens of firefighters, supported by heavy equipment and air assets, have worked a week to extinguish.