Spent military flare removed from beach

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A spent military flare that washed up onto a Kauai Beach has been removed.

The 2-foot metal cylinder was spotted last week on Marine Camp Beach on the island's east side.

The devices are used in sea rescues and activate when they hit water.

They carry a warning label that says, "Flammable. Do not handle. Contains phosphorous. May cause serious burns. Notify police or military."

The Garden Island reports the marker did not pose an immediate threat because it had burned out. Kauai police removed the cylinder Monday.

A Kauai resident in June 2011 found a life marine marker on Aliomanu Beach. Markers can burn for 40 to 60 minutes.

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