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Efforts continue to extinguish Schofield Training brush fire


The Army continued its fight against a stubborn brush fire that originated at a training range at Schofield Barracks.

Helicopters were once again used by Army Wildland Fire crews to drop water on the blaze, with operations beginning at 6:17 a.m. Saturday, the Army said.

The fire was on Army and Dole Foods properties in mountainous terrain that is not accessible to ground crews.

The brush fire started Tuesday. The Army said it was a rekindling of a fire that began on October 15. The blaze has scorched 450 acres so far. However, it remains in a remote area and doesn't threaten any homes or structures.

Several nearby property owners, including farmers, have been allowing the Army access to their properties to support the firefighting efforts. Dole was also allowing the Army to use a dip pond for water.

Army officials said no prescribed burns were taking place Tuesday or last week. 

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