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Brush fire burns 15 acres in Lihue

    A brush fire near Nawiliwili Road in Lihue burned15 acres Sunday morning.

Kauai firefighters continued to mop up hot spots Sunday morning from a brush fire near Nawiliwili Road in Lihue that burned nearly 15 acres.

The fire did not damage any homes or structures and no injuires were reported, a Kauai County spokeswoman said in a news release.

The fire broke out at about 5:30 a.m. Firefighters from Lihue, Kapaa, Kalaheo and the Fire Department Helicopter contained the blaze at about 6:50 a.m. and brought it under control at 7:05 a.m.

Police closed Niumalu Road between Waapa Road and Nawiliwili Road to allow crews acess to the scene.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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