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Makakilo brush fire is now 95% contained

    This image from a Honolulu Traffic webcamera in Pearl City shows smoke rising from a brush fire above Makakilo Tuesday.

Firefighters resumed battling the brush fire in Makakilo Sunday. 

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Kevin Mokulehua said firefighters returned the site at about 9 a.m. Sunday to battle three main hot spots. As of Sunday, the brush fire was 95 percent contained, he said. 

Firefighters have been battling the fire since Aug. 22, when two 7-year-old boys playing with a lighter accidentally ignited dry brush off Umena Street. 

Firefighters also returned to another brush fire at about 2 p.m. Sunday to contain hot spots. The flare-ups were from a brush fire that occurred Friday in a gulch near the Waikele Bunkers.

Mokulehua said the fire did not threaten any houses. 

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