A quick-moving brush fire in Waianae came a little bit too close for comfort to some homes.
Fire crews were mopping up Thursday after the fire began near Puuhulu and Puhawai roads in Waianae Valley.
The fire began at about 1 p.m. and quickly raced toward homes, livestock and chicken coops in the area thanks to gusty trades at about 25 mph.
Twenty-nine fire fighters were called out to battle this fire, including three tanker trucks, five engines and a dual purpose vehicle known as a quint.
Battalion Chief James Perkins said about five acres were burned, but some tires found in the middle of the brush complicated firefighting efforts.
As we approach the dry season, Perkins says it's time to prepare.
"Brushfire season is coming up, so it's a good time for people to start clearing areas near their property line. If they can clear it back 30 feet that'll protect their house…and help us out doing our job also," said Perkins.
Fire officials say the pile of tires will take several more hours to clear.
Fire fighters are making sure there's no chance of a flare-up before they head out.
Earlier on Thursday another brush fire started up in Kapolei near Kualakai Parkway and Kamokila Boulevard.
Firefighters can't say whether either fire was deliberately set.