HFD says it has contained brush fire above University of Hawaii at Manoa

As a hot Thursday afternoon dragged on, Honolulu firefighters continued to battle a brush fire on Waahila Ridge above the campus of the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

“Structures are being threatened and fire crews have been positioned to protect homes in the area,” reported HFD Captain Jeff Roache, adding no injuries had been reported and it was unknown how many acres had burned so far.

“The brush fire is also threatening power lines and equipment,” Roache said.

UPDATE: The fire was contained this evening, with small flare ups within the burned out area, HFD’s Roache reported at about 7:30 p.m.

Shortly before 10:30 a.m. Thursday HFD responded to a fire at 2640 Dole Street with 18 units staffed with 58 personnel, the captain reported; after the first unit arrived to find “a working wildland fire,” HFD personnel established command, requested additional resources “and initiated a ground fire attack to

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