POSTED: 9:28 p.m. HST, Jan 1, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 1:46 a.m. HST, Jan 2, 2013
Firefighters responded to a small brush fire Tuesday near Leihoku Elementary School in Waianae.
The brush fire that burned about a half-acre was fireworks-related, according to Capt. Terry Seelig, spokesman of the Honolulu Fire Department.
The fire occurred at about 12:27 p.m. and burned brush about 50 feet away from the school buildings. Seelig said there was no property damage. Firefighters had the blaze under control by 12:40 p.m. and extinguished an hour later.
Witnesses reported seeing people playing fireworks in the area before the fire.