Arrest made in connection to suspicious Hawaii Kai brush fire

Photo: Brian Yim

Honolulu police have made an arrest on Monday in connection to a suspicious brush fire in Hawaii Kai.

A 35-year-old male suspect was taken into custody on suspicion of second-degree arson. He was released pending investigation.

Police say officers observed the male setting a suspicious brush fire in the Kamilo Nui Valley area on Monday. While walking away from the area, he was stopped and detained.

The fire that sparked was less than a quarter acre in size and was quickly put out, according to Honolulu firefighters.

The arrest comes after more than a dozen brush fires in the area since January. No word if the suspect is connected to any of those previous blazes.

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