Second Brush Fire Extinguished in Anahola
A second reported brush fire broke out Friday afternoon in Anahola.
No injuries were reported. However, four individuals experienced smoke inhalation and were later released on scene, according to the Kaua‘i Fire Department.
The scene was cleared shortly before 3:35 p.m.
Shortly before 12:40 p.m. on Friday, firefighters were dispatched to a brush fire reported near Kukuihale Road and Manai Road in Anahola.
Firefighters with the Kapa‘a and Kaiākea fire stations, Tender 1, Rescue 3, Air 1, and the on-duty Battalion Chief responded.
According to a preliminary report, KFD personnel arrived on scene shortly after 12:45 p.m. and discovered a 200-foot by 400-foot area of brush and other materials on fire. The fire was under control at 2:20 p.m. and fully extinguished at approximately 3:20 p.m.
One structure was threatened. However, firefighters were staged near the structure to prevent the potential spread of the fire.
The cause of the fire is undetermined.
It was the second reported brush fire in the area that day.
At approximately 2 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to a brush fire reported on the mauka side of Kūhiō Highway near mile-marker 12. No road closures were reported, and no structures were threatened during the response to the 1.5-acre blaze.