Fire burns two acres

WAILUA — State and county firefighters battled a blaze atop Sleeping Giant over the weekend.

The Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) of the state Division of the Department of Land and Natural Resources, received a call from Kauai Fire Department at around 7:30 p.m. on Friday.

KFD responded a safety precaution until DOFAW personnel were on scene to assess the extent of the fire as the lead agency in the state park and trail.

DOFAW staff member was on scene at 8 p.m. and monitored the fire throughout the night, according to DLNR spokeswoman Deborah Ward.

Most of the fire dissipated on its own overnight and DOFAW was able to extinguish it without KFD assistance.

County Air 1 was utilized at one point Saturday morning to deliver supplies to DOFAW crews.

“DOFAW and KFD could not engage in immediate suppression efforts due to remote location of fire and night conditions,” Ward said.

A nine-person DOFAW crew continued fire suppression on Saturday. A four-person crew remained on Sunday to extinguish remaining hot spots.

It burned roughly two acres.

“The fire was declared controlled at 3 p.m., Sunday,” Ward said. “The cause has not been determined.”


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