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Honolulu firefighters douse wildfire in Waialae Nui neighborhood

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                                Honolulu firefighters extinguish a Waialae Nui brush fire Friday afternoon.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Honolulu firefighters extinguish a Waialae Nui brush fire Friday afternoon.

Honolulu firefighters extinguished a small wildfire that briefly threatened a Waialae Nui home Friday afternoon.

Firefighters battled the blaze mauka of Kahala for five and a half hours before it was extinguished at 5:33 p.m.

The fire started at about 12:06 p.m. near 1790 Halekoa Drive, according to the Honolulu Fire Department.

Five units and 22 HFD personnel arrived at 12:22 p.m. to find the wildfire burning.

Firefighters brought the blaze under control at 2:18 p.m.

The blaze did not cause any damage to homes or vehicles. The cause of the fire was not immediately known.

Police temporarily closed roads in the area of Halekoa Drive and Palipa’a Drive as firefighters battled the blaze.

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