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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:34 a.m., Wednesday, August 28, 2002

Major brush fire scorches Wai'anae area

Advertiser Staff

Ten Honolulu Fire Department companies today battled what firefighters described as a "significant" brush fire between Ala Akau and Ala Hema in Wai'anae.

Three tankers and the HFD helicopter were being used. The fire was reported at 10:11 a.m. and declared under control at 11:27 a.m.

The fire is near an apartment complex, but no evacuations had been ordered by 11 a.m. Also, no injuries had been reported.