20-acre brush fire contained

ANAHOLA — A brush fire near KIUC’s solar farm took about two hours to contain Friday.

The fire broke out about 12:30 p.m. and scorched 20 acres. No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

Kuhio Highway was closed in both directions for roughly 15 minutes.

Air 1 and a private helicopter assisted firefighters from the Kapaa and Kaiakea fire stations in controlling the blaze.

It was contained at 2:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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