Brush fire near Kahe Power Plant burnt almost 300 acres
The Honolulu Fire Department is responding to a wildland fire in Waianae with 14 units and 40 personnel on scene.
WAIANAE, Hawaii - The Honolulu Fire Department is responding to a wild land fire in Waianae with 14 units and 54 personnel on scene.
The fire has burnt 275 acres and was under control around 7:23 p.m. It is now 80 percent contained.
HFD first arrived at 11:42 a.m. Friday and requested for additional resources and initiated an aggressive fire attack to prevent further fire spread. The Federal Fire Department also provided additional resources to suppress the fire.
Due to weather conditions, the fire is proving difficult to contain and no air resources are available for water drops on this fire.
A woman was treated for smoke inhalation. Flames got as close as 10 ft. to some homes in the Kahe Point area but no structure suffered damages.
Farrington Hwy fronting the Kahe Power Plant was temporarily closed. However, one westbound lane and two eastbound lanes have since opened.
The fire was reportedly started by an arc from the power plant as a result of wire contact due to storm conditions.