Waianae residents are showing their aloha to Firefighters. Yesterday, while I was on scene, I witnessed a touching scene. An auntie made breakfast for the units who helped protect her home on a 24 hour shift. Since posting this picture to my facebook page and sharing it on our Hawaii News Now page, 6000+ people have "liked" it. Show your aloha to our hard working firefighters too by liking this picture. Mahalo!
WAIANAE FIRE BY THE NUMBERS
More than 100 firefighters were working on the Leeward fires at one point. It's the biggest wildfire of the year so far on Oahu. Total acreage charred? 1200. HFD has wrapped up its fight on Waianae Valley and Haleahi Roads, but State crews will return to the Waianae Kai Forest Reserve today as they continue to battle flare-ups there. About 400 acres have burned within the reserve, including a Native Hawaiian grass hale. No word yet on a cause.
OVERNIGHT APARTMENT FIRE
Fire investigators are also trying to determine what cause an overnight fire at a Makiki apartment complex. Just before 11 last night, flames broke out in the bedroom of a bottom floor unit of the Alexander apartments. It's been declared a total loss.
JIM NABORS RECOVERING FROM SURGERY
Jim Nabors is recovering this morning from a new heart valve procedure. Our partners at the Star Advertiser report that Nabors is one of the first patients to successfully undergo the less-invasive procedure at the Queen's Medical Center. The 81 year old missed his annual singing performance at the Indy 500 over Memorial day weekend to have the operation.
USS CHAFEE RETURNS
Happening today, families and friends will welcome home the guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee. The crew wraps up a 6 month deployment conducting several exercises with the Japan, South Korea and Russia.
76 CENT PLATE LUNCH AT L & L
Expect long lines as L & L Hawaiian Barbecue in the Keeaumoku Walmart serves up 76 plate lunches again. The deal is good from 10 this morning to noon. 76 Hawaii is also giving away free gas cards. The "76" is because thee first L & L Drive in opened in 1976. All proceeds go to Goodwill Industries of Hawaii. In the past, we've spotted people lining up as early as 2 AM. We checked this morning and no one's there yet. That should change soon.
NOBU WAIKIKI CELEBRATES 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
And, join us on Sunrise as Robin Lee, Executive Chef from Nobu Waikiki takes over our kitchen. Nobu's Hawaii flagship restaurant is celebrating its 5 year anniversary with a special menu featuring its most popular dishes.
Hope you can join us for Sunrise!
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