Brush fire in Kalihi burns 15 acres
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A brush fire in Kalihi and Fort Shafter burns about 15 acres. The flames came close to the Kamehameha IV Apartments, but did not damage any Kalihi valley homes this afternoon.
Smoke and flames were seen above Kalena Drive as the fire broke out around noon. Fire crews battled the flames on the hillside for nearly four hours before getting it under control.
They say steep terrain made it harder to fight the fire, which went up the mountain and over the ridge, onto the Fort Shafter side of the valley.
The fire department says as of Saturday at 8 p.m. it is 95-percent contained. They're still investigating how it started.