2 small brush fires

Honolulu firefighters battled two small brush fires in Waipahu and Pupukea yesterday.

Fire Capt. Emmit Kane said a brush fire burned about three acres behind Waipahu High School about 12:26 p.m.

Students had finished classes before the brush fire started, Kane said. About 24 city and federal firefighters had extinguished the fire at 3:40 p.m. Firefighters are investigating the fire's cause.

A small brush fire occurred near the Boy Scouts' campsite in Pupukea about 6:58 a.m. and was extinguished at 3:55 p.m. Firefighters spent hours extinguishing hot spots before leaving Pupukea.

Ranger Charles Williamson said the fire occurred about a mile from the campsite. No structures were threatened by the blaze, Williamson said.


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