WAIPIO (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Honolulu Fire Department was busy responding to two separate fires — one in Waipio and another on Oahu's North Shore Tuesday.
According to fire officials, a fire broke out just after 3 p.m. near Lumiau street near the Patsy Mink Regional park. Some nine units staffed with 25 personnel responded.
At one point, witnesses say windy conditions pushed the large flames close to homes and HPD evacuated nearby residents. Luckily, HFD extinguished the flames before any homes were damaged.
About five acres of brush were scorched.
The fire was fully extinguished by around 6 :50 p.m.
On the North Shore, a separate fire ignited around the same time. Windy conditions blew smoke for miles, worrying businesses and visitors to the area.
Some 9 units with 20 personnel fought the blaze near the mauka side of the Joseph P. Leong bypass road.
The fire burned about four to five acres and was extinguished just after 5:30 p.m.
The causes of both fires are unknown at this time. There were no injuries reported.