Fire crews knock down Upcountry brush fire

Firefighters were battling a brush fire in Kula that burned about 2 acres after being reported Friday afternoon, a fire official said.

The fire was reported at 5:01 p.m. mauka of Kula Highway near Omaopio Road. Two engine companies, a tanker, battalion chief and Air One helicopter were fighting the fire, which was reported under control at 6:40 p.m.

The cause was under investigation.