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Downed power line sparks brush fire, closes Kalaeloa road

A downed power line sparked a brush fire that closed Franklin D. Roosevelt Avenue in Kalaeloa this afternoon.

Firefighters were dispatched about 1:40 p.m. to Boxer Road and Franklin D. Roosevelt Avenue and found a downed power line with dry grass and brush on fire, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins.

A Hawaiian Electric Co. representative was sent to the scene to deenergize the downed power line, and five fire companies brought the fire under control by 2:04 p.m. It was extinguished about 4:45 p.m.

The blaze burned about two acres, but no structures were damaged. A fire investigator determined the cause was the downed power line, Jenkins said.

It was unclear what caused the power line to fall.

Police closed Franklin D. Roosevelt Avenue in both directions between Hornet Street and Kamokila Boulevard while firefighters fought the blaze.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Road in Kapolei has been reopened in both directions between Hornet Avenue and Kamokila Boulevard, according to an advisory issued by the Honolulu Police Department.

The portion of the road was closed just before 2 p.m. today and reopened at about 4:51 p.m.

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  • Franklin D. Roosevelt road? I grew up on O’ahu and even worked five years at NAS Barbers Point and only have ever heard of Roosevelt. In fact the I’m pretty sure the street sign says only “Roosevelt”. Guess I missed something.

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