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Firefighters contain 100-acre Koloa brush fire

Firefighters contain 100-acre Koloa brush fire Firefighters contain 100-acre Koloa brush fire
KOLOA, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Firefighters on Kauai contained a roughly 100-acre brush fire that broke out in Koloa Tuesday afternoon.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

Dispatch was notified of a brush fire that broke out at around 4 p.m. in a vacant lot at the end of Poipu Road, west of CJM stables.

Firefighters from the Koloa, Kalaheo, and Hanapepe stations responded to the scene along with Rescue 3 aboard Air 1. Within the hour, several private companies and community members had stepped in to provide water tenders and a loader to assist in the effort.

The Fire Department also hired an additional helicopter to assist in making water drops before nightfall forced both helicopters to retreat shortly after 7 p.m.

The fire was contained at around 8:30 p.m. and fully extinguished by 9:20 p.m.

Koloa firefighters were back on scene Wednesday morning to monitor hot spots.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police at 241-1711.

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