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Saturday Brush Fire Chars Four Acres in Wailuku

PC: Ryan Brem Media

At 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, fire crews responded to a brush fire in Wailuku that burned around 4 acres of brush in former macadamia nut fields off of Kahekili Highway.

Wailuku firefighters arrived at 7:51 p.m. and found about an acre on fire on the mauka side of Kahekili Highway, a half-mile north of Makaala Drive. Crews had trouble getting to the fire because of an abandoned vehicle blocking an old plantation road off of the highway. Firefighters had to park on Kahekili Highway and ran hoses about 100 yards in through the brush to get to the fire.

The fire was called contained at 2:36 a.m. Sunday morning. The cause of the fire was undetermined. There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

Fire crews will be mopping up hot spots on Sunday.

A battalion chief, three engine companies and a water tanker from Lahaina, Wailuku, Kihei and Kahului responded to the fire.

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