Our friends, Eric & Julie, over at 365 Hawaii have another great video for you…

On August 8th, 2023, wild fires broke out on both the Kohala Coast on the Big island of Hawaii and West Maui due to low humidity, high winds and plenty of fuel to burn. High winds were associated with passing Hurricane Dora. The Akoni Pule Fire in South Kohala Ranch, burned approximately 1,000 acres and the Mauna Kea Beach fir scorched approximately 500 acres. We went out and filmed what it all looks like from the ground and air.

As devastation hit Lahaina, the wild fires that menaced and burned through the North and South Kohala region of West Hawaii have left a lasting impact of burned trees, but we are very fortunate to have not had a single loss of life or burned out communities.
In this video, we discuss what happened during the three day fire that hit the Kohala Coast AND ways to donate to Maui, for the destruction in Lahaina.

Here are the links to donate to help the residents of Lahaina who are suffering at this time:

Hawaii Community Foundation- #MauiStrongFund –
Maui Food Bank:

Maui United Fund:

Project Hawaii:

We are working over here in Kailua Kona on fundraising efforts to help our island neighbors in their time of need and will be posting info about events you can attend to share your aloha AND help the Hawaii Ohana in assisting residents that lost everything.

If you would like to be part of our 365Kona, 365Hilo or 365Kohala groups, ask to to join them on Facebook and answer the questions so we know you are a real human!

0:00 Intro
0:37 How To Help Lahaina Fire Victims
5:14 Spencer beach Fire Area
10:29 Local resident interview
12:59 Kohala Ranch Fire Area

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Eric Ziemelis | RS-80376
Julie Ziemelis | RS-85062
365 Hawaii Group
Keller Williams Big Island