Residents in Black Sands Sub-Division Evacuated Because of Brush Fire

Situation Found at Scene: Brush fire on Iolani St. spreading both mauka and makai driven by intermittent trade gusts.  Initial visibility less than 10′, no radio or cell phone communication.

Cause: Unknown

Remarks: Fire located on vacant lots bordering structures on all sides. Engine 10 attacked head of fire on Iolani St., Engine 18, VE-10D and BT-8 defended mauka structures along Cook. St. and Engine 5 defended structures makai along Kapiolani St with at times zero visibility.  Near by residents evacuated.  Chopper 1 called in to assist in aerial survey and Tanker 1 and Tanker 10 for water supply.  Fire area extinguished and wet down with booster, forestry lines and foam.  5 structures threatened, no damage incurred.  4 night watch recall personnel called in to monitor and suppress hot spots and flare ups with T-10 and BT-10 throughout the night.

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