The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 10:05 p.m. on August 3, 2021 about a wildland fire at the Kahuku Golf Course. Twelve resource units, staffed with approximately 41 personnel, responded to the fire. The first fire fighters arrived at the scene at 10:15 p.m., established command, requested for additional resources, and initiated a ground fire attack to suppress flames and prevent further fire spread. The HFD helicopter, Air 3 was utilized for surveillance only. No aerial water drops were conducted.
Homes were threatened, but not damaged and residents were evacuated as a precaution. At this time, the fire has been contained and residents have been returned to their homes. There will be no overnight fire watch. No injuries were reported for this incident.
Although HFD has terminated operations for this incident, it is advised that hotspots may continue to smolder until they eventually burn themselves out. Unless there is an obvious rekindling of the fire, especially one that is travelling or poses a threat to homes and/or roadways, it is not advisable for the public to call 911 for visible smoke within the perimeter.