Brush fire extinguished in Lumaha‘i

LUMAHA‘I — Firefighters extinguished a small brush fire that broke out Wednesday night on a hill above Lumaha‘i River, adjacent to the area that burned over the weekend, .

The fire was reported to dispatch at about 10:15 p.m. Engine 1 along with Trucks 1 and 8 responded to the fire.

Firefighters reported the blaze was under control by 1:10 a.m. It was fully extinguished by 2:20 a.m.

This is the fourth brush fire reported on Kaua’i since Sunday. While the cause of this fire remains under investigation, fire officials are urging residents to be cautious.

“We are expecting a dry, hot summer this year which greatly increases the threat of brush fires,” said Kaua‘i Fire Chief Robert Westerman. “Prevention is key in protecting your property from wildfires.”

Fire officials offer these simple prevention tips:

• Be sure to completely extinguish cigarettes, campfires and cooking fires.

• Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks.

• Leave at least 30 feet of space between your home and any overhanging trees or bushes, and keep your lawn hydrated and maintained.

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