HONOLULU — Honolulu Fire Capt. David Jenkins says a wildfire on the north shore of Oahu will probably burn for a few days and could harm an endangered species.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2rPPDT8 ) the fire grew from about 3 acres Wednesday morning to 400 acres in the afternoon as it headed toward the state Mokuleia Forest Reserve and Pahole Natural Area Reserve.

The fire threatens endangered Kahuli, or Hawaiian tree snails, and a rare dry forest and mesic forest.

Multiple water tankers and helicopters are being used to control and extinguish the blaze.

Department of Land and Natural Resources officers are turning hikers and bikers away from the Mokuleia Forest Reserve access road to Peacock Flats campground.


Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com