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ANAHOLA — Kaua‘i firefighters extinguished an 8-acre brush fire that broke out in Anahola on Wednesday.

No injuries were reported, and no structures were threatened.

Firefighters with the Kaiakea and Kapa‘a fire stations, Tanker 1, Rescue 3, Air 1, and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded to the incident.

At approximately 1 p.m. on Wednesday, first responders were dispatched to a brush fire near Ehukai Road in Anahola. Once on scene, firefighters cut off the fire from spreading to a nearby subdivision and the highway. Air 1, Rescue 3, and Tanker 1 joined in the efforts and were able to get the fire under control. Firefighters circled the perimeter of the fire to ensure the blaze was fully extinguished.

The scene was cleared shortly after 5 p.m.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Brush fire in Kaumakani

Firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon in Kaumakani.

No injuries were reported.

At approximately 1:40 p.m., multiple units were dispatched to a brush fire reported on a property owned by Gay & Robinson, between Salt Pond and Kaumakani.

Personnel from the Hanapepe and Waimea fire stations, Air 1, and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded to the call. When firefighters arrived, Gay & Robinson personnel were already on scene cutting fire breaks with their machines. The property owner also provided a tanker to assist with the efforts.

Hanapepe firefighters utilized brush lines to contain the eastern flank of the blaze, while Air 1 provided water drops on the western portion of the fire.

Waimea firefighters also assisted with efforts on the western flank, putting out hot spots until the fire was extinguished.

Crews fully extinguished the fire, which scorched approximately 30 acres of brush, and cleared the scene shortly after 4:30 p.m. No road closures were reported or structures threatened during the response.

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

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