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Stubborn brush fire continues to burn in Nanakuli

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NANAKULI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Firefighters are making progress in tamping down flames from a stubborn brush fire in Nanakuli, and say the blaze is about 80 percent contained.

The fire, which initially sparked on Thursday, was only about 25 percent contained early Monday.

But slowing winds and a firefighting effort by air and land is helping firefighters beat back the blaze.

The Honolulu Fire Department said the brush fire has already scorched more than 2,500 acres so far.

On Sunday, six helicopters and 40 emergency personnel fought the blaze with water drops. A HFD official said the fire was about half a mile away from homes and moving down slope on the Waianae side of Nanakuli Valley.

No homes have been damaged and the cause is still under investigation.

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