Honolulu fire crews prevent ‘raging wildland fire’ from spreading to nearby homes

  • Source: KHON-TV FOX 2 Honolulu
  • Published: 06/09/2021 12:00 AM

Honolulu fire crews spent Tuesday afternoon battling a raging wildland fire near the Maili Pillbox Trail that burned approximately eight acres of land. The fire came very close to Farrington Highway, but crews were able to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby residential homes that were located just about 200 yards away. The first crew arrived on scene at around 1 p.m. where they discovered flames and smoke coming from the burning brush near the Board of Water Supply facility on the lower side of the mountain. The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) reported that the smoke was billowing out to the sea, but when the wind shifted, the fire began to spread toward the firefighters, making it more difficult to control. HFD closed the trail while they battled the flames.


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