Brush fire scorches 100 acres near Makaha - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Brush fire scorches 100 acres near Makaha

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Arielle Burnett Courtesy: Arielle Burnett
Capt. Robert Main; HFD Capt. Robert Main; HFD
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Albany teen seriously injured by hit & run driver

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:02 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:02:54 GMT
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
    Albany Police searching for hit and run driver.More >>
  • Worth Co. hosts open house

    Worth Co. hosts open house

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:24:37 GMT
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
    It's already back to school time for some south Georgia students. Classes start tomorrow in Worth County.On Monday afternoon, all the schools held open houses for parents and students.At Worth County elementary, families got to met the teachers and get acquainted with the school.The Principal says the staff is ready, and parents told us they appreciated the open house."We are just going to keep going strong with things that we have done in the past, we had a very successful school year last y...More >>
  • Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Lee Co. Woman speaks out about scary home invasion

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:20 PM EDT2014-07-29 03:20:11 GMT
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
    A Lee County woman says she'll think twice before opening her front door after a frightening home invasion.Tonya Stewart says Friday night a group of young people rushed inside her home and beat her up.Her husband ran to help. In the meantime, her 2-year-old niece suffered a busted lip.Stewart ended up with bruises and a black eye.“I just felt like my house was in danger and my life was in danger. I felt like I was gonna be killed or someone in my house was gonna be killed. I had a little gir...More >>
MAKAHA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Fire officials say a brush fire that broke out Saturday afternoon scorched about 100 acres and threatened homes near Makaha.

The fire broke out about a quarter of a mile past Keaau Beach Park just before 5 p.m. Saturday.

One structure was destroyed by the flames, but it apparently was vacant. The fire moved over a ridge line and buildings are no longer said to be in danger.

"Our only concern right now is that if the fire extends over the ridge to the Keaau Homestead Road area. There's only one finger that's going over to the ridge," said Honolulu Fire Department Spokesperson Capt. Robert Main.

Crews began Sunday morning by mopping up the edge of the ridge at 9 a.m. The fire continues to burn, but officials say it is not a threat. It is estimated to be 80 percent contained, and crews hope to put it out by nightfall.

Copyright 2013 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.