Koko Head brush fire closes trail and rifle range
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Koko Head brush fire closes trail and rifle range

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Firefighters responded to a brush fire at Koko Head District Park.

Honolulu firefighters and police were responding to a small brush fire at Koko Head District Park that closed the popular hiking trail and rifle range this afternoon.

Honolulu Fire Capt. James Todd said the seven-acre fire started about noon on the east side of Koko Crater Trail, between the trail and rifle range.

Firefighters were using a helicopter to drop water on the flames.

Police said firefighters were evacuating hikers off the trail and officers will close the trail until the fire is out.

A Koko Head Shooting Complex employee said police also closed the range and employees were on standby to reopen if allowed.

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