Brush fire near Schofield Barracks flares upUPDATED 8:44 PM HST Oct 25, 2013Video Transcript
continues to scorch Schofield Barracks. Good evening I'm Pamela Young in for Paula Akana. The fire flared up overnight on Oahu's North Shore meaning another busy day for firefighters and another smoky one for Waialua residents. KITV 4's Paul Drewes has our continuing coverage. Thick smoke poured off the mountainside, while bright flames lit up the night, attracting many on Oahu's North Shore. alex@5:41-5:47 "we noticed from kaena point we could see the bright orange with a lot of smoke and we're just curious how bad it came" The fire along the Waialua side of Schofield Barracks flared up overnight, according to an Army spokesperson. It threatened to burn even more than the 400 acres it already scorched. eric@1:22 "i saw how bad it was this morning so i couldn't help but stop" eric is just one of the many nearby residents wondering when the fire will be extinguished for good. It started on Tuesday, but fire crews were unable to battle the fire line from the ground because of the steep terrain. eric@:48-:55 "its looking worse, I thought it would be more contained. I've been getting worried it was going to come over the hill and burn it all off" 13:28 After the sun came up, thick haze hung in the air around the fire, shot of ladies walking while Waialua residents woke to the smell of smoke again. miriam@14:28-14:35 "i was looking out the window, and i'm, i just hope it goes away" Dustin @18:16-18:23 "pretty bad, my kids has asthma and the smoke has just been bothering them. They have just been going on the machines and stuff." nat@19:03...dustin driving off paul standup@19:50- 19:58 "waialua residents say there is another very visible sign from this fire, cars and homes are covered with ash" Across the street, at Waialua High and Intermediate school, smoke is the biggest concern. In fact, a couple of students have already been sent home because of health reasons. Now the school is cutting out any type of cardio workout on campus until the air clears. ryan@22:05-22:12 "we basically suspended any type of high impact activities for PE and our fitness areas" ryan@23:18-23:28 "The air quality in our area is great, when we have a fire like this - it does really impact us. Especially in the morning when the winds are not strong it really settles on our campus and the area" In Waialua, Paul Drewes KITV 4 news.