WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii — Department of the Army firefighters remain engaged fighting the wildfire burning at Makua Military Reservation, today.
As of 2 p.m., approximately 155 acres have burned and the fire is approximately 60% contained. No active training or military activities were taking place in the area. The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Army assets committed to the fight include:
· Six Fire Fighters from Schofield Barracks
· Two fire engines
· One UH-60 Blackhawk from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade
Residents and motorists near Makua Military Reservation may see smoke in the sky, but there is no threat to nearby facilities or people at this time.
For more information, contact U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii Public Affairs Mike Donnelly at 808-824-1345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.