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Remote wildfire burns near western tip of Oahu

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Honolulu and federal firefighters are fighting a remote wildfire burning near Satellite Tracking Station Road in the Yokohama Bay area today.

Honolulu fire Capt. Gary Lum did not know the size of the fire, but said the blaze is significant, requiring both fire department helicopters and about 25 percent of the fire department's on-duty fire trucks.

About 16 trucks and  60 Honolulu firefighters are battling the blaze, which started about 3:25 a.m. Federal firefighters were also assisting, Lum said.

Because of the remote location, firefighters have to transport water in tankers to the fire.

"There's no water supply up there," Lum said. "Logistically it's difficult."







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