Brush fire near Waipahu Intermediate contained

© Nicole Miller
© Nicole Miller

Officials from the Honolulu Fire Department say a small brush fire that burned near Waipahu Intermediate School late Thursday afternoon has been contained.

Between 15 and 25 firefighters responded to reports of a fire in an area with overgrown grass and brush just south of the school at around 6:30 p.m. It took units approximately 40 minutes to contain the fire, which burned only a few acres.

The area reportedly contained lots of green vegetation, which caused an increased amount of smoke during the incident.

Fire department officials say the fire was never a threat to any property or building structures, including those at Waipahu Intermediate.

Crews planned on remaining at the scene to extinguish any remaining hotspots until about 9:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

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