Brush fire starts in Hawaii's Makua Valley
Sunday, July 25, 2010
A wildfire rages along the mountainside of Makua Valley near Kaeana Point, on the Hawaiian island of . firefighters were called in at 2 pm yesterday (local time). A Wikinews contributor was on the scene with a camera.
Local and federal firefighters responded to the fire with trucks and helicopters. The website of a local TV news service reported this morning that 100(40 ) had burned, but that no buildings were under threat.
Wikinews does not know how the fire started. The beach across the street is a popular camping area, so a campfire or cigarette may have set the mountainside ablaze.
Makua Valley (
- "Firefighters battling Makua brush fire" — , July 24/25, 2010
- William Cole. "Makua Valley 'essential' to Army" — , April 20, 2007