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HFD Battles Brush Fire at Hokulia Golf Course

March 12, 2019, 7:56 AM HST
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The Hawaii‘i Fire department arrived at the scene of a half-acre brush fire at 5:07 p.m. on Monday, March 11, 2019, between two fairways at the Hokulia Golf Course near the bottom of Halekii Street.

The area contained a heavy fuel load, including keawe, haole koa and pili grass. Access was challenging access due to archeological and cultural sites.

Firefighters were unable to cut a firebreak across bottom of fire due to numerous archeological and historical sites.

Firefighters contained the blaze between fairways on three sides.

The fire contained and controlled approximately at 7:30 p.m. Approximately 16 acres in between two fairways was burned. There were no hazards to life, but nearby structures were threatened.

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Several hot spots remained and fire personnel were on night watch preventing any spread of fire.

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The cause of the fire in unknown.

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