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North Shore brush fire not a threat to homes

Captain Terry Seelig Captain Terry Seelig

By Brooks Baehr - bio | email

WAIALUA (HawaiiNewsNow) - A brush fire that blackened at least 100 acres between Wahiawa and Waialua was still burning as of 10 p.m. Friday, but firefighters said no homes were in danger.

The fire was first spotted at about 5 p.m. It was in a valley on the Waianae, or Kaena, side of Kaukonahua Road near Paomoho Estates.

Kaukonahua Road was closed for about four hours so firefighters could use the road as a staging area.

Honolulu fire captain Terry Seelig told Hawaii News Now that at no time were homes in danger. He said while the fire was not yet contained, the leading edges of the fire were far from homes and in inaccessible areas. Firefighters planned to return Saturday morning in hope of extinguishing the fire.

Seelig said if the fire moved toward homes in Waialua, HFD would station people at the homes to protect them. But the wind is light and flames are not expected to get near developed property.

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