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Persistent Waikele brush fire flares up again

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Waikele brush fire on Sunday. Courtesy: Nathan Shibata Waikele brush fire on Sunday. Courtesy: Nathan Shibata
Fire when it started Friday night Courtesy: Ivan Nishimura Fire when it started Friday night Courtesy: Ivan Nishimura
Fire during Saturday flare-up Fire during Saturday flare-up

Honolulu fire crews returned once again to the scene of a brush fire in Waikele Sunday when it started up for a third time.

The blaze flared up in the Waikele Gulch area at about noon Sunday. It originally started around 7 p.m. Friday and was called under control about three hours later. It flared up again Saturday morning sometime before 11 and was extinguished at about 3 p.m.

The blazes have scorched a total of 50 acres so far. The cause remains undetermined.

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