Kauai firefighters respond to fire flare-ups caused by 40-acre blaze in Anahola

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Kauai firefighters have responded to fire flare-ups on Wednesday, Oct. 27, caused by a 40-acre brush fire that was extinguished in Anahola Tuesday, Oct. 26. Officials said there have been no road closures or threatened structures.

According to officials, Tuesday’s fire began shortly before 5 p.m. and was located on the makai side of Kuhio Highway — near mile marker 12. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found multiple sections of a 40-acre area on fire.

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Firefighters battled the blazes to control and maintain them, as well as monitored for hotspots and embers jumping over fire breaks.

Officials said the fire was thought to be under control, but firefighters then discovered a new fire in the area; approximately 1,900 gallons of water were used to extinguish it.

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Kauai firefighters remained at the scene to watch for hotspots and cleared out at around 2:40 a.m., officials reported. There were no injuries, and no structures were threatened. It is currently unknown what caused the incident.

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