Lualualei brush fire burns 25 acres

Published On: Aug 13 2013 05:57:00 PM HST

The fire began off Lualualei Homestead Road just after 2pm Tuesday. Police shut down a portion of Mailiili Rd. for several hours as firefighters worked. Fire officials say the fire burned about 25 acres and destroyed some crops at a nearby basil farm, however no buildings were threatened

WAIANAE, Hawaii -

Fire officials say about 25 acres of brush burned in Lualualei late Tuesday afternoon.

No homes or structures were damaged or threatened, but the fire did burn some crops on a basil farm.

About 60 firefighters and a helicopter battled the fire.  Fire crews are expected to be at the scene until around 10 p.m.

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