DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES
PETER T. YOUNG, CHAIRPERSON
Phone: (808) 587-0401
Fax: (808) 587-0390
For Immediate Release:
Upper Waiohuli Fire Declared Controlled Today
WAILUKU -- The Department of Land and Natural Resources has declared the upper Waiohuli Fire in the Kula Forest Reserve to be controlled.
"Rainfall in the area last week has helped to cool hot spots and extinguish burning embers," said
“To protect public safety, we will continue to keep the Kula Forest Reserve (including the Ka‘ono‘ulu Ranch cooperative lease area), Polipoli Springs State Park, all Na Ala Hele trails in the area and the Waipoli access road, above the boundary gate closed for all persons and activities, including hunting, while our personnel continue working in the area to extinguish any remaining hot spots, and to inspect and remove any hazardous trees,” Young said.
“There are 16 miles of hiking trails and approximately 6 miles of roads in the area impacted by the recent forest fire, and burned trees – some quite large -- are continuing to fall. We will be making assessments of needs for timber salvage and to clear the area of hazard trees. We hope to reopen these areas by May 1, 2007,” he said.
Area closed signs have been posted at these six entrances to the Kula Forest Reserve:
Bottom of Waipoli Road Cattle Guard (Lavender Farm)
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