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Honolulu firefighters contain three wildland fires at Sand Island Parkway

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL
Honolulu firefighters extinguished a brushfire near Sand Island today.

    CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL Honolulu firefighters extinguished a brushfire near Sand Island today.

The Honolulu Fire Department said three wildland fires near the Sandbox BMX Hawaii at Sand Island Parkway were under control Friday afternoon after burning about six acres.

HFD received a 911 call at 2:25 p.m. about a wildland fire at 1440 Sand Island Parkway, the address of Sandbox BMX Hawaii. Nine units with about 28 personnel were initially dispatched, with the first arriving at the scene at 2:37 p.m.

Upon arrival, HFD said firefighters found plumes of black smoke resulting from several tires burning in dry grass. The plumes were visible from miles away.

Firefighters immediately began fire suppression, and more units arrived, including two tankers providing extra water.

While fighting the initial fire reported, HFD also responded to two other wildland fires that broke out nearby. In all, the three separate fires burned about six acres of land.

HFD said all the fires were under control by 3:08 p.m., and extinguished at 4:19 p.m.

Sandbox BMX Hawaii, a dirt, motocross track operated by a nonprofit called Island BMX Inc. was closed at the time, and has been closed since last March due to the pandemic and other safety issues, according to owners.

HFD said there were no injuries, no homes threatened, and no evacuations necessary due to the fires.

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