Fire crews extinguish Kauai brush fire

Fire crews extinguish Kauai brush fire

KAUMAKANI, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - [Update:]

Fire crews have extinguished a Kaumakani brush fire that scorched nearly 600 acres on Kauai.

The flames were put out by 4 p.m. on Wednesday. No injuries or damage to structures were reported.

Rescue 3, Air 1 and fire crews from the Waimea, Hanapepe, Kalaheo and Kapaa stations have been released from the scene. Gay & Robinson, the land owner, will have personnel remain on scene overnight with multiple water tankers to monitor the area for any hotspots or flare-ups.

The exact cause of the fire is not yet known, but officials do not suspect foul play.

[Original Story:]

Firefighters continue to battle a brush fire that broke out shortly before 1 p.m. in Kaumakani Wednesday afternoon.

Approximately 300 acres of land owned by Gay & Robinson has been scorched and strong winds are making it difficult for firefighters to contain the blaze. Crews from the Waimea, Hanapepe, Kalaheo and Kapaa stations are on scene along with Rescue 3, Air 1 and a battalion chief. Firefighters are also receiving assistance from the land owner, which has provided water trucks and other equipment.

According to fire officials, the blaze is threatening a manager's residence located on the property. No injuries have yet been reported.

A preliminary investigation reveals that foul play is not suspected in the cause of the fire.

There are no road closures reported at this time but motorists are urged to drive with extreme caution through the area.

Updates on the fire will be given as more information becomes available.

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