HFD RESPONDS TO WILDLAND FIRE IN WAIANAE VALLEY

The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) received a 911 call at 11:29 this morning about a wildland fire at Paheehee Place and Paheehee Road in Waianae. Fifteen HFD units, staffed with 40 personnel, responded. The first unit arrived at the scene at 11:39 a.m. to find a large wildland fire rapidly progressing uphill due to strong winds.

The HFD personnel established command, secured a water supply and fire fighters ran hose lines up the mountain to attack the wildland fire while HFD’s Air 1 made water drops onto the area. Initially, the windy conditions made this fire challenging, but after the flames moved over to Kaneilio Street, fire fighters were able to attack this wildland fire and contain it to 90% by 1:45 p.m.

Approximately 15 acres burned in this wildland fire. There were no injuries, no structures were threatened and no evacuations necessary.