The Honolulu Fire Department says the wildfire in Nanakuli that started on Sunday is a hundred percent contained. The blaze originated from behind the Sack-and-Save, and burned a total of 500 acres. But the fire department wants residents to start now to help prevent wildfires near their homes by making a plan.
HFD Captain Scot Seguirant says despite the weekend's wet conditions, the vegetation in the area was completely dry. "Now is a good time to realize this is an ongoing issue," said Seguirant.
"The brush will grow on its own. [And] many any of us can't fathom how quickly it comes back. It looks like it's totally destroyed, and the next thing you know, a few months go by, and it's ripe and ready again."
Seguirant says residents should begin thinking about being prepared throughout the year, instead of during the summer months - when brushfires are more common.