Firefighters ascend mountains to stop blaze
A conflagration that began in Makakilo three weeks ago is 95% contained
Gregg K. Kakesako
Honolulu firefighters have hiked to the 2,200-foot elevation of the Waianae Mountains carrying water in backpacks and using hand tools to dig up and extinguish smoldering hot spots from a stubborn brush fire.
The three-week battle to extinguish the blaze that began in Makakilo continues at the head of the fire on the Kunia side of the mountain range…
12 September 2014