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MFD Battles Dual Brush Fires to Start the Week

Fire crews in Kahului and Lahaina extinguished two small brush fires late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

Kaului

At 11:11 p.m. Sunday, Kahului firefighters responded to a brush fire reported on Pulehu Road.

A Kahului engine crew and water tanker found a 10 x 200 foot long strip of grass and brush burning next to the roadway about a mile mauka of the Central Maui Landfill on Pulehu Road. Firefighters were on scene at 11:23 p.m. and had the fire extinguished at 11:51 p.m.

The cause of the fire was undetermined. No structures were threatened.

Lahaina 

At 5:06 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, fire crews in Lahaina responded to a brush fire on the Lahaina Bypass near Hokiokio Place.

Firefighters arrived at 5:16 a.m. and found a quarter-acre of brush on fire next to Kauaula stream, 100 yards mauka of the Lahaina Bypass.

Crews had the fire under control at 5:54 a.m. and extinguished at 7 a.m.

The fire burned a homeless encampment next to the stream and surrounding brush.

The cause appeared to be from a cooking fire within the encampment that got away and spread to the nearby brush.

There was no one around when crews arrived. There were no injuries and no residential structures were threatened.

Two companies and a water tanker from Lahaina responded to the brush fire.

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