Firefighters extinguished a wildland fire in Waialae, cause of fire not yet determined

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COURTESY: ROBERT TAPIA

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu firefighters extinguished a wildland fire that broke out in the Waialae area around 12 p.m. on Sept. 18.

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Twenty-two firefighters responded to the scene, which was located on Halekoa Drive, and found a working fire. Responders worked to prevent the spread of the fire and were able to put it out just after 5:30 p.m.

The Honolulu Fire Department does not yet know how many acres were scorched in the process, as well as the cause of the fire.

Officials reported that it did threaten at least one home in the area, but it caused no damage. As for injuries and threatened vehicles, there were none.

The fire prompted temporary road closures in the area of Halekoa Dr. and Palipaa Dr. Those closures were later lifted.

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