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Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Moloa‘a

MOLOA‘A – Kaua‘i Fire Department firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out Wednesday afternoon in Moloa‘a.

No injuries were reported.

At approximately 4:35 p.m., first responders were dispatched to a brush fire reported near Larsen’s Beach.

Personnel from the Kaiakea fire station, Air 1, Tanker 1, and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded to the call. With the help of a nearby property owner, firefighters aboard Truck 8 gained access, arrived on the scene, and discovered brush on fire in a 75-yard by 50-yard area approximately 400 to 500 yards from Larsen’s Beach trailhead.

Due to the limited access to the fire, Air 1 was deployed, and firefighters with hand tools and wildland backpack pump hiked to the affected area.

Crews fully controlled and extinguished the fire and cleared the scene shortly after 7 p.m. No road closures were reported, and no structures were threatened during the response.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.
Source: The Garden Island

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