HALEIWA (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters battled another brushfire in Haleiwa Wednesday. The fire was under control around 5:25 p.m. according to Fire Department spokesperson Terry Seelig.
At one point the brushfire came within 100 yards of homes on Aukau street.
The fire was in the same area as a brushfire last week that forced the evacuation of Haleiwa Elementary school. Paalaa Rd remains closed between Haleiwa Rd and Auaki Ln.
Witnesses tell fire investigators that they saw someone start the fire which burnt 20 acres.