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Firefighters Extinguish Brush Fire in Kaumakani

Posted August 19, 2022, 10:58 AM HST

Firefighters responded to a brush fire that broke out Thursday afternoon, Aug. 18, 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 Hanapēpē 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.

Hanapēpē 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.