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Hanakaoo Brush Fire Slows Tuesday Afternoon Traffic

October 5, 2011, 6:25 AM HST
* Updated October 5, 8:26 AM
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By Wendy Osher

File photo by Wendy Osher.

A fire mauka of Hanakaoo Beach Park burned an estimated 1.5 acres on Tuesday afternoon, October 4, 2011.

The brush fire also forced the closure of a single north-bound lane on the Honoapiilani Highway for about two hours.

Firefighters responded to the first alarm at 4:33 p.m., had the fire under control at 5:15 , and extinguished by 8:18 p.m.

Among the units dispatched to the scene were Engine 3, Tanker 3, Ladder 3, Engine 11, Mini 11, and Battalion Chief 6.

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No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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