Firefighters extinguish brush fire in Koloa

Photo: Kauai County

Kauai firefighters were out monitoring hot spots after a roughly 100-acre brush fire broke out in Koloa.

No injuries were reported and no structures were damaged.

Dispatch was notified of a brush fire that broke out at around 4 p.m. Tuesday in a vacant lot at the end of Poipu Road, west of CJM stables.

Firefighters from the Koloa, Kalaheo, and Hanapepe stations responded to the scene along with Rescue 3 aboard Air 1. Within the hour, several private companies and community members had stepped in to provide water tenders and a loader to assist in the effort.

The Fire Department also hired an additional helicopter to assist in making water drops before nightfall forced both helicopters to retreat shortly after 7 p.m.

The fire was contained at around 8:30 p.m. and fully extinguished by 9:20 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined. Anyone with information on the incident is urged to call police at 241-1711.

Photo: Kauai County
Photo: Kauai County

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