Young boys responsible for setting off a small brush fire on Lanai

At 2:36 pm. Sunday afternoon, Lanai firefighters responded to a small brush fire at the Cavendish Golf Course near the Koele Lodge on Keomoku Highway.

Firefighters were on scene at 2:43 p.m. and found a 20 x 40 foot area of brush on fire. Crews quickly brought the fire under control and had it extinguished at 2:53 p.m.

Two juvenile males were found in the area and questioned by police. The juveniles admitted to playing with a cigarette lighter and accidentally started the fire while playing with it. A third juvenile male reportedly fled the area. The males ranged in ages from 10 to 12 years old.

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