The brush fire that came dangerously close to homes in Kunia is now 100 percent contained, Honolulu fire officials say.
Honolulu firefighters stayed overnight on the scene of the fast-moving brush fire that initially broke out on Thursday.
HFD Capt. David Jenkins said light winds and rain helped douse the flame.
Although the blaze got close to homes, there was no property damage or any injuries, he said.
The blaze first sparked around 11:42 a.m., and nearly 50 firefighters worked to put out the the flames, both by air and in several areas on the ground. Smoke could be seen for miles.
Residents also used hoses to wet dry brush.
"It's scary. Big flames!" said resident Shaylin Eligio, earlier in the day. "It didn't look that bad, but now it is."
Blustery winds helped the flames jump Kunia Road and race across patches of dry brush.
In some areas, the flames got within 30 feet of area homes, residents said. No homes were evacuated because of the fire, but several residents opted to leave the area voluntarily because of heavy smoke.
But by 4 p.m., the fire was significantly smaller and no homes were under immediate threat.
Seems like my neighborhood is no longer threatened by the fire thanks to HFD. It got within about thirty feet. pic.twitter.com/jE8EnjmLjv