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Firefighters extinguish fire near Makai Research Pier

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Firefighters put out a small fire this afternoon at the site of an occasional homeless camp on the ocean side of Kalanianaole Highway near Makai Research Pier.

Capt. Scot Seguirant of the Honolulu Fire Department said the alarm sounded at 12:39 p.m., a fire truck arrived at 12:46 p.m. and the blaze was extinguished by 1:04 p.m. It covered about 12 feet by 12 feet of land, he said.

“It was on the ocean side of the road, right after the pier and before the homes,” he said. “There’s like a now-and-then homeless camp in that area. That’s what actually burned. The brush didn’t really catch at all.”

Seguirant said no one was in the vicinity and the cause remained undetermined.

Police officers contra-flowed the Kailua-bound lane of traffic near Sea Life Park to make room while the firefighters were working. The city issued a traffic advisory warning motorists to expect delays.

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