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Makaha wildfire flares up

MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Fire Department continued to fight a wildfire in Makaha Valley on Monday.

HFD says the fire is burning along the flank of the Kamaileunu Ridge.

Strong winds of around 15-20 mph caused the fire to burn further into Makaha Valley where it came within 100 yards of homes along Alahele Street.

The fire Monday night is 90 percent contained and has burned about 500 acres of heavy brush and grass. There are no reports of damage to property or homes, no injuries have been reported, and no evacuations have been needed.

The fire began on Saturday near the intersection of Kaulawaha and Maiuu Roads in the front of Makaha Valley and burned along the Kamaileunu Ridge, near homes along Maiuu Road and then towards the Makaha Valley Country Club.

The fire burned an estimated 250 acres on Saturday and Sunday however no homes or property were damaged by the fire. No evacuations were ordered for residents of Makaha Valley, although golf operations were interrupted as the fire burned within 100-200 yards of the Makaha Valley Country Club golf course.

Firefighting efforts are expected to continue until nightfall. HFD will monitor the fire overnight and firefighting operations will continue Tuesday, as needed.

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