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Fire officials suspect arson in multiple brush fires along H-2 Freeway

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WAIPAHU, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Fire officials say six to eight brush fires on the H-2 Freeway on Monday appear to have been deliberately set.

The brush fires snarled traffic on the freeway, as firefighters had to close all northbound lanes near the Ka Uka off-ramp to fight wind-whipped flames.

Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins said the fires were started about 2 p.m.

The six brush fires had multiple trigger points, and merged into three larger fires, he said.

All the fires were extinguished by 2:30 p.m., but traffic in the area remains slow.

Some 24 firefighters responded to the blazes, which posed no threat to property but burned two to three acres of brush.

This story will be updated.

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