PTA Firefighters Respond to Vehicle Fire at Gilbert Kahele Rest Area

June 29, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated June 28, 9:34 PM
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U.S. Army firefighters from Pohakuloa Training Area responded to a 911 call Tuesday after a local motorist coasted into Gilbert Kahele Rest Area at Mile Marker 34 along Daniel K. Inouye Highway in the Saddle Region after smelling smoke.

The mini-van experienced engine problems and ultimately caught fire.

The driver and others in the area attempted to extinguish the flames with extinguishers but failed and called 911. Engine 50B from Pōhakuloa Training Area responded and found the vehicle engulfed in flames, and immediately snuffed out the blaze.

No one was injured.

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