HFD responds to a brush fire in Kalihi; no current evacuations, housing threats

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — On Friday, Nov. 26, at around 12:45 p.m., a brush fire on a Kalihi hill was visible from the H-1 Freeway.

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received the 911 call at 12:07 p.m., about a brush fire located near Kalena Drive and Alu Street, near Kamehameha IV Housing. The caller reported seeing smoke and flames.

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As of 5 p.m., plumes of smoke continued to linger in the sky as some orange flames remain visible. HFD helicopters have been tackling the blaze from above by dumping water on hotspots.

Firefighters are along the hillside securing the areas around nearby homes. Officials said there are currently no evacuations or housing threats.

Residents who live nearby said they could smell the smoke from their homes.

“We started to smell smoke from the fire, so we decided to come out and look,” said Katie Yoshikawa, a Kalihi resident. “We’ve seen firefighters go back and forth to water sources to get water to actually take it out. It’s been a while since that’s been going on.”

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There are currently no injuries reported and it is unknown what exactly caused the fire.

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