Brush fire still burning in Central Oahu almost fully contained

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Published: May. 27, 2019 at 3:31 PM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -A wildfire that reignited in Central Oahu is almost extinguished.

More than a dozen firefighters first responded to the fire off Kaukonahua Road just after 11 a.m. Saturday. They’ve been fighting it all weekend and into Monday.

Four helicopters from the Honolulu Fire Department, the state and the Army helped douse the flames with water drops. On Sunday, that number was reduced three helicopters as firefighting efforts continued.

As of late Sunday, HFD said the fire was 90 percent contained with about 50 acres scorched.

A spokesperson tells Hawaii News Now that changing winds may have fanned a hot spot from last weekend’s fire that burned approximately 550 acres.

This story will be updated.

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