This is a Brush Fire and Road Closure information update for Sunday August 9th at 4:00PM.

The Hawaii Fire Department reports that the brush fires in the Kawaihae area continue to burn however conditions have improved and allow for the opening of all roadways and access to the Kawaihae Village area.

Residents of the Kawaihae Village area are allowed to return home and advised to expect smoky conditions.  All roads are open and motorists are advised to drive with caution as fire crews continue to work in the area.  The evacuation center at the Waimea Community Center will be closed as of 4:30PM.