“Down to the Wire” time for action to save Hawaii’s forest, endangered species and wildlife

Posted on September 1, 2014

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September 1, 2014, Article by Tina Quizon

Down to the Wire to put out the fire and save Hawaii's forest and endangered species photo by Tina Quizon

Down to the Wire to put out the fire and save Hawaii’s forest and endangered species photo by Tina Quizon


As the fire in the Makakilo Forest re-ignited again yesterday, the blaze illuminated the night sky last night. And this mornings revelations reveal that we are down to the wire. In need of quick action from fire officials and for military intervention to put out the fire and save our most precious resources our forest, endangered species and wildlife. We spoke to a fire battalion crew leaving the Camp Timberline area, early this morning. Only a Bucket hanging from the wire, no firefighters left, no helicopters as the blaze continues to burn the Makakilo Forest area. I asked the firemen who were leaving the area, if the military was going to be called in? The fireman told me he was not at liberty to discuss the current fire plans, but the Military had not been called. As the fire continues to scorch the Makakilo Forest, the Honolulu Fire Department told us it was planning to start more Helicopter bucket brigades later on today.

The Makakilo Fire continues to burn our forest, we are down to the Wire to put out the fire and save Hawaii's endangered species, snails and birds photo by Tina Quizon

The Makakilo Fire continues to burn our forest, we are down to the Wire to put out the fire and save Hawaii’s endangered species, snails and birds photo by Tina Quizon

Watch our video, the Bucket for carrying water to help put out fires, hangs from the HECO electric wires. No firefighters, no helicopters as blaze continues to burn the Makakilo Forest area endangering the Hawaii Snails, rare birds and plants.

Helicopters worked in concert to carry water to help douche the flames. The fire has been burning for 10 days and continues to destroy foliage and precious forest area of the Hawaiian Native birds and plants. Video by Tina Quizon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JhBKXS1kSmo

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