Kids Playing with Lighter Start Fire That Destroys 800 Hawaiian Acres

A fire was started in the Makakilo region of Oahu this week when two seven-year-old boys were goofing around with a lighter. The fire took hold and has since run through over 800 acres of brush, grass, and trees. There have been no reported injuries.

The boys' parents spoke with investigators and confirmed that their sons had started the fire by accident when they were playing around with a lighter. According to the Associated Press, more than 100 firefighters have been brought in to fight the flames.

About 40 people in 20 homes have been evacuated because of the fire, and as winds pick up on Sunday, firefighters expect the flames to reach a mountainous region that is difficult to reach.

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