HO’OLEHUA, MOLOKAI – At 12:47 p.m. today, firefighters on Molokai responded to a brush fire near H’oolehua Airport.
Ho’olehua firefighters arrived at 12:58 and found about a quarter-acre of grass and brush burning about a mile east of the airport, on the south side of Mauna Loa Highway in Ho’olehua.
An engine and water tanker from Kaunakakai arrived minutes later and assisted with bringing the fire under control. The fire was called contained by 2:04 and extinguished at 2:55 p.m.
The fire was determined to be accidental and was caused when remnants from an agricultural fire ignited nearby grass. About an acre was scorched on the residential property in Ho’olehua.