6-17-22 Hilo Road Closure Due to Dumpster Fire

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Hawaii Police Department are advising motorists in Hilo to avoid Kawili Street between Laukapu Street and Hinano Street due to a trash fire.

At 5:47 a.m. on Friday, June 17, 2022, the contents in the trash compartment of a commercial rubbish truck caught on fire. The vehicle driver expelled the contents of the truck load on the shoulder of Kawili Street.

Hawai‘i Fire Department personnel extinguished the burning trash and the Department of Public Works is also responding to the scene to evaluate this incident.

Traffic is expected to be detoured for the next three hours and drivers should expect delays in this area. Motorists are being detoured to E. Lanikaula Street. Police thank the public for their patience and understanding.

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