HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A blaze at an agricultural lot in Mililani that dozens of firefighters have been battling for more than six hours is finally under control.
The blaze is at Geotech Solutions, which sells erosion control products. Through the afternoon and into the evening, the fire sent thick black smoke into the air that could be seen from as far away as Honolulu.
Firefighters were called to the scene on the 94-800 block of Lanikuhana Avenue about 1 p.m.
It wasn’t until about 7:30 p.m. that firefighters were able to bring the flames under control.
Mililani resident Gail Brown first saw the smoke when she went to check the mail.
“I saw this black smoke coming up and it looks like it’s sitting right behind my son’s house,” she said.
"I was still concerned enough to go in and make sure everything was OK. And to make sure that he was home to watch his house in case something did happen.”
Capt. Scot Seguirant, Honolulu Fire Department spokesman, said 17 fire units responded to the scene along with units from the state and federal fire department.
Through the day, they worked to contain the fire to ensure it doesn’t spread to neighboring properties.
The biggest concern: That the flames were burning chemicals or plastics.
Geotech Solutions has a large amount of plastic and other products stored on its lot.
There was no immediate information on what was being burned, however, and whether it posed any hazardous materials risk.
This story will be updated.