KALAMA VALLEY (HawaiiNewsNow) - The flames broke out on the mountain side above Kalama Valley around 9:30 last night. It came so close to homes that residents were evacuated and a shelter opened.
Just before 7:00 a.m., roadways opened and residents could return home.
The fire started at the base of the ridgeline, but strong winds quickly pushed it across and over the mountain fueled by dry brush.
The fire department's chopper is expected to make water drops this morning.
No property has been damaged.
The cause of the fire is still unknown.
We'll have updates tonight on Hawaii News Now.
- Brush fire above Kalama Valley caps busy night for firefighters - Jul 04, 2010 11:16 PM