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HFD investigates 4 brush fires that broke out on Oahu

Traffic camera shows smoke from brush fire in Aiea Traffic camera shows smoke from brush fire in Aiea
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating four brush fires that broke out on Saturday.

On Saturday morning at around 11 a.m., drivers saw smoke and flames near the H-2 Freeway in the town-bound direction near the Waianae merge. An HFD spokesman said three companies battled the small fire. No injuries were reported but the cause is still under investigation.

About four hours later, a brush fire near the Pearl Country Club in Aiea forced crews to close westbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway near the Kaamilo Overpass. Five fire companies responded and managed to extinguish the flames by 5 p.m. It burned about 2 acres. No injuries or damages to buildings were reported.

While crews were battling that brush fire, another fire shut down part of Diamond Head Road, near Monsarrat Avenue at about 4 p.m. Officials said the flames came within 20 feet of homes and burned roughly 6 acres near the old Cannon Club. Firefighters were able to extinguish it by 6 p.m.

Later that night, flames were also reported in Nanakuli. 

HFD is continuing to look into the causes of these brush fires.

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