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HFD douses flare-ups from Kalaeloa brush fire

Honolulu firefighters are working today to extinguish hot spots and flare ups in Kalaeloa from a Monday afternoon brush fire.

The blaze was contained a few hours after it was reported around 12:30 p.m. Monday near Saratoga Avenue and Boxer Road, but about 20 firefighters remain on scene today.

Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. David Jenkins said there was some damage to at least one business in the area, but the extent has not yet been determined.

Jenkins said businesses in the area are open today and there were no injuries reported. The cause is unknown at this time, he said.

The state Department of Transportation said there was no damage to nearby Kalaeloa Airport, although flames came close to the facility’s western perimeter. State Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting crews also helped in securing the airport’s perimeter and extinguishing the fire.

Justin Huffman, supervisor at nearby iTrampoline Hawaii, said there was no damage to their facility, but staff is cleaning up ash and debris from the blaze. He said they evacuated staff and customers after the fire started Monday afternoon.

“Everyone is fine,” Huffman said. “Luckily it wasn’t too busy yesterday. We’re kind of just cleaning up our warehouse.”

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