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Firefighters battle fire in WaianaeUPDATED 10:52 PM HST Aug 13, 2013Video Transcript
fire in Waianae. Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. And I'm Yunji de Nies. The fire began off Lualualei Homestead Road just after 2 this afternoon. Police shut down a portion of Ma-ili-ili Road for several hours as firefighters worked. Fire officials say the fire burned about 25 acres and destroyed some crops at a nearby basil farm-- however NO buildings were threatened. At its height-- about 5 dozen firefighters were on the front lines. No homes were evacuated-- but thick smoke in the area made it hard to see and breathe. Firefighters contained the blaze around 6-30 tonight-- the cause is under investigation.