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Barbecue may have been cause of HOVE brushfire

Karin Stanton | Hawaii 24/7 Contributing Editor

Fire crews continued Friday, June 11 to put down hot spots and imu-type fires in logs in an Ocean View neighborhood. A Fire Department incident report indicates the fire might have been started by an unattended barbecue.

The 80-acre wildfire flared up shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday, forcing evacuation of up to 30 homes and burning three structures, including two homes and a greenhouse.

The fire was contained between Tiki Lane and Paradise Drive, and Luau Drive and Princess Kaiulani Boulevard.

Because the subdivision is not on the county water grid and has no fire hydrants, county tankers hauled water to firefighting crews. Private water tankers also assisted in supplying the crews.

Crews brought the blaze under control by 8 p.m. Thursday and residents were allowed to return.

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