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Crews battle 10-acre brush fire before Makakilo exit, snarling rush-hour traffic

  • COURTESY KELLY ALTENA

    Crews are responding to a brush fire in Kapolei, prompting the closure of all westbound lanes of the H-1 freeway at the North/South offramp. This photo was taken from Wahane Place in Kapolei.

Honolulu firefighters are battling a 10-acre brush fire just off the H-1 freeway about a quarter-mile before the Makakilo exit.

The blaze was triggered by an automotive fire that ignited surrounding brush, according to Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant.

The fire was first reported at 2:43 p.m. HFD responded with 12 units staffed with 28 personnel.

The fire was approximately 90 percent contained as of 4:45 p.m.

No injuries were reported.

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