Waianae brush fire damages 17-lots at Waianae Agricultural Park
The Waianae Ag Park is one of 10 in the state of Hawaii and one of four on Oahu.
The brush fire in Waianae damaged all 17 state-lots at Wai'anae Agricultural Park.
The 150-acre park is home to crops like tomatoes, kale and palms. After the fire ripped through Waianae Valley, what's left are its charred remains.
The Waianae Ag Park is one of 10 in the state of Hawaii and one of four on Oahu. The state's Department of Agriculture says all 17 lots in Waianae suffered damages in the brush fire: four are total losses.
Apart from crops, several structures on those farm lots were destroyed. Some even lost vehicles, tools and equipment in the fire. The state says irrigation systems were also severely damaged.
Because the state owns the park, HDOA's Agricultural Loan Division is offering financial assistance to the farmers affected by the brush fires.
The DOA says they're working with the farmers to assess the damage and help them get back to planting.