Kauai firefighters battle brush fire in Kaumakani

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Kauai firefighters extinguished a brush fire that broke out shortly before 1 p.m. Wednesday in Kaumakani.

The fire scorched nearly 600 acres of land owned by Gay & Robinson. Strong winds made it difficult but firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze by 4 p.m., officials said.

Crews from the Waimea, Hanapepe, Kalaheo and Kapaa stations responded along with Rescue 3, Air 1 and a battalion chief. Firefighters also received assistance from the landowner, who provided water trucks and other equipment.

Gay & Robinson will have personnel remain on scene overnight with multiple water tankers to monitor the area for any hotspots or flareups.

According to fire officials, the blaze threatened but ultimately did not damage a manager’s residence located on the property.

A preliminary investigation reveals that foul play is not suspected in the cause of the fire.

There were no road closures due to the fire.

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