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Arson suspects sought in recent brush fires in Leeward Oahu

Updated: Aug. 16, 2018 at 10:46 AM HST
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WAIANAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Authorities are now asking for the public's help in finding individuals responsible for starting massive brush fires that scorched thousands of acres on Oahu's leeward coast this month.

Police have classified those blazes as arson cases.

Two major fires broke out on Aug. 4 in Waianae and Makaha, scorching a combined total of 8,800 acres.

The flames got dangerously close to homes and even prompted two school closures.

And two other brush fires broke out later that week – one close to Ka Makana Alii in Kapolei and another near Farrington Highway between Kahi Mohala and Kualakai Parkway. Two people were arrested for arson in connection with the second blaze.

Anyone with further information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at (808) 955-8300.

This story may be updated.

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