Firefighters battle brush fire on Diamond Head

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Firefighters say burning rubbish sparked a brush fire along Diamond Head Tuesday afternoon.

The call came in just before 5 p.m. off Monsarrat Avenue and Diamond Head Road, near the top of the mountain. Smoke could be seen for miles.

Crews found the blaze moving up slope and spreading quickly due to strong winds.

The road was closed between Trousseau and Makapuu streets as crews battled the fire. Twelve companies including Air 1 responded.

Fire fighters utilized fire hand-lines and water drops from Air 1 to suppress the flames and prevent further fire spread. HFD personnel were deployed within the crater to safeguard sensitive communication equipment.

No structures were threatened, no evacuations were called, and the fire was not close to the hiking trail, officials said.

The fire burned approximately two acres and was contained by 6:44 p.m.

The cause of the initial rubbish fire remains under investigation.Top video provided by Javier Ibarra.

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