Some 225 brush fires have burned on Oahu so far this year
By Jayna Omaye
July 9, 2015
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM A firefighter mopped up after a fire on the ridge behind Mokiawe Street in Nanakuli on Wednesday. The Honolulu Fire Department responded to the blaze at 1:44 p.m. Leeward Oahu is especially at risk for fire, with HFD data showing that from January last year, more than 100 occurred in Waianae, about 50 in Kapolei and nearly 40 in Waipahu.
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM A brush fire above homes in the Nanakuli Homestead area scorched about 8 acres Wednesday afternoon, according to a Honolulu Fire Department spokesman. The fire was contained at 3:40 p.m., HFD Capt. David Jenkins said. No injuries were reported and no homes were damaged. Twelve companies with about 30 personnel responded to the scene, near the 89-300 block of Mokiawe Street, at 1:44 p.m. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.