MAKUA, Oahu (KHNL) - More than a dozen fire companies battled a brush fire along the Waianae Coast on Thursday. Fire officials say the flames sparked at around 10:15pm Wednesday night.
Honolulu Fire companies had been trying to gain control of it all night long. Federal firefighters are also pitching in.
Some 1,000 acres have burned as of Thursday afternoon at 6pm. Earlier in the day firefighters were concerned the flames would move into Makua Valley. Those flames continued to threaten the lush valley throughout the day.
The flames are burning in an isolated area, so HFD's Air One is being relied on to make water air drops.
"So far this is probably the biggest on the Leeward Coast as of July. The most units that responded to a fire anyway," says Eric Adams of the Honolulu Fire Department.