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Man arrested in brush fire investigation is released

A man arrested in connection with a brush fire on the slopes of Koko Crater has been released pending further investigation.

A 29-year-old man from Waialae Iki was arrested on suspicion of first-degree arson after the fire temporarily trapped six people on top of a trail. Several hikers had to be taken down by a police helicopter.

The man was released 5 p.m. Sunday. No charges have been filed against him.

No homes were damaged in the blaze.

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