Thursday, July 24, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Kailua brush fire might be linked to power outage

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:23 p.m. HST, Mar 01, 2012

Honolulu firefighters contained a three-acre brush fire behind the Kalaheo High School football field that may be linked to a power line in the area.

The fire was first reported about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday on a hillside near the Kaneohe side of the field. The steep grade of the hill made battling the blaze difficult, but Honolulu Fire Department personnel from five companies were able to stem the spread of the fire along its multiple fronts by 8:40 p.m.

While the fire was visible from miles away, no injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

Fire Capt. Terry Seelig confirmed that a Hawaiian Electric Co. power line was down in the area but the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman said most of Kailua and Aikahi lost electricity. Power was restored to all but 10 customers by 11:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Electric Co. spokesman Darren Pai said power to those customers near Kapaa Quarry should be restored this afternoon. He said crews couldn't reach a damaged equipment on a hillside until daylight today.

The cause of the outage remains under investigation. 

 Print   Email   Comment | View 0 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
Breaking News