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Small fire, rotting tree force temporary North Shore road closure

WAIALUA (HawaiiNewsNow) – Police have reopened Kaukonahua Road after a brush fire near the S-turn. The road was closed between Wilikina Drive and Thompson's Corner.

Fire officials say the fire was contained to a small area about 30 feet off the roadway and burned about one-quarter of an acre. It started in some agricultural debris about 2:15 and was brought under control around 3:00 PM Monday.

The road was closed due to a rotting ironwood tree near the roadway. Officials were concerned that tree is unstable and may fall onto the road. An arborist was brought in to evaluate the situation.

No injuries were reported. A utility pole was damaged, but authorities say it is still standing.

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