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Half-Acre Fire on Hāna Highway, Nāhiku

May 11, 2017, 9:24 AM HST
* Updated May 11, 9:27 AM
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Hāna firefighters battled a half-acre grass fire off of the Hāna Highway in Nāhiku early Wednesday morning.

The incident was reported at around 4:06 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, by a passing motorist who reported seeing lots of smoke in the Wailua-Nāhiku area near Mile 22, but did not see any flames.

Firefighters arrived on scene at 4:38 a.m. to find grass and light brush on fire off the shoulder of the highway.  Crews reported that the fire had nearly burned itself out, but was still smoldering.

A Hāna fire engine and water tanker had the fire extinguished by 5 a.m.  The cause of the fire was undetermined. No structures were threatened.

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