Sixty Acres Burned in Nanakuli - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Sixty Acres Burned in Nanakuli

By Roger Mari

Honolulu (KHNL) - It took crews much of the evening to contain the flames that crept up a ridge in Nanakuli.

Luckily no one was injured and no homes were immediately threatened.

The fire has burned approximately 60 acres but is contained. The fire was located between Lualualei Naval Road and Helelua Street in Nanakuli.

The fire broke out at around 4 in the afternoon. Fire crews were called on the scene and found the fire burning in a vacant lot.

"Fortunately we had a break with the drainage ditch running along side of the property, that helped us control the fire and keep it from getting to the homes," said Honolulu Fire Department Captain Robert Main.

Firefighters say wind was a factor in trying containing the fire but arid conditions are what concerned them the most.

"It was a bit breezy but, mostly it was just dry brush conditions that really drove this fire to accelerate the way it did," said Captian Robert Main.

Some residents in the area complained of heavy smoke coming close to their homes.

"It was dying out but when the winds started picking up downtown just had it and it was crazy, just a lot of smoke and people coughing and crying a little bit cause smoke was getting in their eyes," said Nankuli Resident Jacob Kahele.

It's fires like this one, that fire officials hope will serve as a wake up call to those living in drier parts of the island to inspect their area for things that could easily go up in flames.

"This is probably a prime example for most of us property owners with large lots maybe help keep the area cleared out, make sure you keep your lots maintained this is a matter of a bit of over growth that helped to contribute to this fires speed and the ferocity of the fire," said Captian Robert Main.

  • Hawaii News Now headlinesNewsMore>>

  • Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-08-15 07:26:11 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:49 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:49:17 GMT
    (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...(Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...

    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

    More >>

    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

    More >>
  • Hawaii victim of 'predator priest' says abuse left her 'damaged'

    Hawaii victim of 'predator priest' says abuse left her 'damaged'

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:46 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:46:19 GMT
    Photo of Father Hannon. (Image: HNN)Photo of Father Hannon. (Image: HNN)

    Lynne Jensen Andres was shocked Tuesday when she read her story in the landmark Pennsylvania grand jury reported concerning priest sex abuse.

    More >>

    Lynne Jensen Andres was shocked Tuesday when she read her story in the landmark Pennsylvania grand jury reported concerning priest sex abuse.

    More >>
  • WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

    WWII POWs buried as unknowns in Hawaii get memorial marker

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-08-15 06:20:27 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:28 AM EDT2018-08-16 05:28:13 GMT
    (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Monday Aug. 13, 2018, photo, Daniel Crowley, a 96-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps veteran from World War II who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan, speaks during an interview in Honolulu. ...(AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy). In this Monday Aug. 13, 2018, photo, Daniel Crowley, a 96-year-old U.S. Army Air Corps veteran from World War II who was held by Japan as a prisoner of war in the Philippines and Japan, speaks during an interview in Honolulu. ...
    A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu.More >>
    A 96-year-old former U.S. Army veteran who was held prisoner by Japan during World War II will help dedicate a memorial stone to other prisoners of war at a national cemetery in Honolulu.More >>
Job Link 8 Featured Jobs
Powered by Frankly