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Wildfire forces evacuations in Waianae near site of June fire

No homes damaged; fire reported 80% contained

By Star-Advertiser staff


Police evacuated several homes near Waianae Valley Road Wednesday after a 100-acre wildfire broke out close to the area where a large wildfire burned last month.

Honolulu fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the fire started near a bus turnaround at  Haleahi and Waianae Valley roads about 2 p.m. 

About 40 Honolulu firefighters responded to the fire with several engines, tankers and a helicopter and had the fire 95 percent contained by 9 p.m., Seelig said.

Federal firefighters were also assisting along with a private helicopter contracted to help, Seelig said.

The fire came as close as 20 to 30 feet to a home in the area, but firefighters were able to stop it before it damaged the home. No other homes were threatened, Seelig said.

The wildfire was burning near where a 1,200-acre fire burned in Waianae and Lualualei valleys over several days in early June, Seelig said.

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