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Brush fire that burned 24 acres and closed White Plains Beach now 95% contained

Honolulu firefighters as of this morning have contained about 95% of a large brush fire that caused the evacuation of White Plains Beach on Sunday.

The fire, near Coral Sea Rd. and Long Island St., burned approximately 24 acres, Honolulu Fire Department spokeswoman Louise Kim McCoy said this morning.

McCoy said HFD suspended its operations at the Kalaeloa location at 9:48 p.m. Sunday.

“The HFD will continue to monitor the area and respond accordingly,” she said.

McCoy said no one was injured in the fire nor any property damaged.

Ten Honolulu Fire Department units responded with 21 personnel to the fire, which was reported about 2:36 p.m. on Sunday. The first unit was at the scene by 2:39 p.m.

HFD evacuated the beach about 4:45 p.m. on Sunday as a precautionary measure, she said.

“The HFD decided it was best to evacuate early to avoid potential hazards due to beach-goers leaving en masse and with darkness approaching,” McCoy said. “The HFD worked with military police, federal lifeguards and the Honolulu Police Department to ensure safe and successful evacuation of the beach area.”

McCoy said three units with six personnel from the State Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting Unit also assisted HFD.

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