Children playing with magnifying glass start brushfire on Big Island

   Children playing with magnifying glass start brushfire on Big Island

22 July 2009

published by www.honoluluadvertiser.com


HI, USA — Children playing with a magnifying glass yesterday ignited a brushfire that briefly threatened homes in Kamuela View Estates in Waimea.

Firefighters responded to a call at about 12:45 p.m. The fire was under control shortly after 1 and extinguished by 3.

Workers from a nearby construction site used a water truck to battle the blaze until firefighters arrived.


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