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Kapolei brush fire contained after forcing mall evacuation

  • This video sent in by William Bacarro shows how close the brush fire is near Ka Makana Ali'i.

  • BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A brush fire in the vicinity of Kapolei and Kualakai parkways Tuesday came close to the Ka Makana Ali‘i mall, in Kapolei, with more than 125 retailers and eateries.

  • COURTESY WILLIAM BACARRO

    A brush fire burned this afternoon in Kapolei, forcing the closure of Kapolei Parkway.

  • COURTESY WILLIAM BACARRO

    The mall was evacuated due to compromised air quality. HFD firefighters worked to douse hot spots in the charred area near patches of dry brush east of the mall.

Firefighters contained a brush fire tonight that burned 9 acres in the vicinity of Ka Makana Ali‘i, an outdoor mall in Kapolei, a Fire Department spokesman said. Read more

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