Firefighters Continue to Battle Makaha Brushfire

MAKAHA (KHNL) -- More than 40 firefighters continue to battle a stubborn brushfire in Makaha Valley Saturday. Two helicopters are also assisting from above, dropping buckets of water.

The fire started shortly after 3:00 Friday afternoon and quickly spread. It came close to the Makaha Valley Towers and blew a lot of smoke in that direction, prompting a voluntary evacuation of the towers' residents.

According to Captain Johnson of the Honolulu Fire Department, the brushfire is about 70% contained, with approximately 300 acres burned so far. Crews will remain on scene to continue to battle the fire.

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