Update: Man arrested in connection with Tuesday’s brush fire in Hawaii Kai

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HONOLULU (KHON2) — Update: A 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with Tuesday’s brush fire near Sandy Beach and the Hawaii Kai Golf Course.

The incident happened just before 11 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police say the suspect was seen near the fire with a lighter in his hand.

He was arrested without incident.

About four acres were burned before the fire was brought under control.


It took 11 units, 33 firefighters and a helicopter a little over an hour to contain the brush fire in Hawaii Kai this morning.

The Hawaii Fire Department received the call about the fire at 11:14am, and by 12:35 in the afternoon, they had completely contained it. Four acres were burned in the fire, which also caused temporary lane closures.

The roads have since been reopened, though some HFD equipment may still be on the side of the road.

The department is not sure what the cause of the fire was.

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