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Firefighters contain Waikele brush fire

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu firefighters worked after a brushfire in the ravine and hillside behind Kanawao Street in Waikele today.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu firefighters worked after a brushfire in the ravine and hillside behind Kanawao Street in Waikele today.

  • JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Honolulu firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Waikele area.

    JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Honolulu firefighters responded to a brush fire in the Waikele area.

Honolulu firefighters managed to contain in under two hours a brush fire that burned along a hillside in the Waikele Gulch.

The Honolulu Fire Department got the call at 4:56 p.m., dispatched eight units and had the blaze 100% contained at 6:46 p.m.

The fire was down a hillside behind a house located at 94-1028 Kanawao Pl.

The fire department did not receive any reports of damage to any structures.

There were reports of popping sounds, but nothing unusual, an HFD official said.

Police assisted with traffic control in the residential area on Kanawao and Laukea streets.

Residents in Kunia and Waipahu reported seeing smoke.

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