Firefighters ascend mountains to stop blaze

A conflagration that began in Makakilo three weeks ago is 95% contained

Gregg K. Kakesako
Honolulu Star-Advertiser

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…

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Honolulu Star-Advertiser
12 September 2014

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Crews continue to battle Makakilo brush fire

Chelsea Davis and
Rich Meiers
Hawaii News Now

MAKAKILO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The brush fire that scorched nearly 1,000 acres in Makakilo continues to burn, Honolulu Fire Department officials said, and it is heading north and away from residences.

Officials lifted the evacuation for Palehua residents at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday…

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Hawaii News Now
22 August 2014