A huge blaze, one of many in the US and Europe this summer, is fuelled by dry conditions near an army training facility in a rural area.
Large wildfire burning amid drought on Hawaii’s Big Island
A large wildfire in a rural area of Hawaii’s Big Island is not threatening any homes, but high winds and extremely dry conditions are making it difficult for crews to contain the blaze.
It is latest of a series of summer wildfires in the United States and across Europe.
The fire started in the western reaches of the US Army’s Pohakuloa Training Area, which is above the town of Waikoloa and in between the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea volcanoes.
The fire had burned more than 39 square kilometres as of Thursday.