HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kauai Fire Department (KFD) said they extinguished a brush fire that ignited at Makaweli Valley, in Waimea.

According to a preliminary report, the fire started at around 3 p.m. on Friday and began as a controlled agricultural burn.

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Firefighters explained that there was heavy smoke in the valley and an area of brush and grass burning rapidly.

The fire was fully extinguished by firefighters, and at around 6 p.m., crews cleared the scene.

KFD said about 1.5 acres were scorched due to the fire.