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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Brush fire burns 5 acres on Kauai

Advertiser Staff

The Kauai Fire Department said about five acres of former sugar cane lands across from the old Kekaha sugar mill were scorched during a brush fire Wednesday.

There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

Fifteen firefighters from the Waimea, Kalaheo, Koloa, Lihu'e and Kapa'a stations responded to the 10:30 a.m. alarm. Air-1 also helped with water drops for about two hours.

A county crew from the Kekaha Landfill and Gay and Robinson workers cut fire breaks using bulldozers, and county personnel also provided water tankers for firefighters to refill their tanks.

The fire was declared under control around 1 p.m. and fully extinguished at 3:40 p.m.