Fire crews respond to multiple brush fires in Makaha

MAKAHA (HawaiiNewsNow) - About 50 firefighters have been on the scene of multiple brush fires at Makaha Valley. The fire was first reported at around 11:30 Thursday morning. Six engine companies, four tankers and the Honolulu Fire Department's Air One helicopter were all brought in to battle the flames.

Later on, around 10 p.m. Thursday, three more engine companies were sent in to the valley to contain a flare up.

The fire came close to the Makaha Valley Country Club, also known as the east golf course, but it didn't do any damage. Managers at the course closed it down for the day because at one point there was just too much smoke.

Investigators were still on scene late Thursday and they say the fire looks suspicious. 

"Initial reports that there were several fires have proven to be multiple points of origin.  We were able to determine that based upon information from HPD" said Captain Terry Seelig.

Fire crews remained on scene until dusk to douse flare-ups. The fire burned an estimated 30 acres.

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