Firefighters continue to battle wind-whipped brush fire in Waianae

Several homes in Waianae evacuated as HFD battles large brush fire

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Firefighters continue to battle a wind-whipped brush fire in Waianae that triggered evacuations early Thursday and is only about 10% contained.

Five homes in the area were evacuated just after 2 a.m. Thursday, but families were allowed to return several hours later.

Dozens of firefighters are still battling the flames above Waianae Valley Road. Officials are urging the public to stay clear of the area as the fire continues to burn.

No injuries or damage to structures has been reported.

Authorities couldn’t immediately say how many acres have burned.

This story will be updated.

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