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Fire fighters respond to a brush fire in Haiku

At 4:05 p.m. on Saturday, April 8, 2017, firefighters responded to a brush fire near the Valley Isle Memorial Park in Haiku. Area residents reported the fire after noticing the smoke.
Paia firefighters were on scene at 4:15 p.m. and found a large area of grass and brush on fire on Hahana Road, which leads down to the famed big wave surf break, “Jaws.”
The fire was about a half-mile makai of the Hana Highway, and was brought under control at 4:35 p.m. and extinguished at 5:35 p.m.
There were no injuries, and no structures were threatened.
Cause of the brush fire, which consumed about 2 acres of brush and grass was undetermined.
An engine crew from Makawao and water tanker from Kahului also assisted with fighting the fire.

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