Kawaihae brush fire chars 400 acres

  • Chopper 2 makes a water drop on a brush fire between Kohala by the Sea and Hawaiian Homelands on Thursday. See more photos on page 7A. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A brushfire smolders between Kohala by the Sea and Hawaiian Homelands Thursday in Kawaihae. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A brushfire smolders between Kohala by the Sea and Hawaiian Homelands Thursday in Kawaihae. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Chopper 1 makes a water drop on the brush fire.

  • Flames are seen near homes at Kohala by the Sea at Thursday’s brush fire in Kawaihae.

  • Battalion Chief William Bergin points out the area that needs a firebreak to an Isemoto heavy equipment operator.

  • Chopper 2 makes a water drop on a brush fire between Kohala by the Sea and Hawaiian Homelands on Thursday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Firefighters assess hot spots at a brush fire between Kohala by the Sea and Hawaiian Homelands on Thursday. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

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  • (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

No structures were destroyed Thursday after a brush fire broke out in the area Kohala By The Sea in Kawaihae.