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Acre of Brush Scorched in Maalaea

PC: Anthony Goodrich/ MAUIWatch

At 2:44 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12, 2018, firefighters from Wailuku responded to a reports of smoke and flames starting up in the brush on the mauka side of the Honoapiilani Highway and Kuihelani Highway intersection.

Firefighters were on the scene at 2:54 p.m. and found a 50 x 50 foot area of brush on fire around 200 yards west of the intersection. Crews had the brush fire under control by 3:30 p.m. and fully extinguished at 4:18 p.m.

About an acre of brush was scorched.

Cause of the fire was undetermined. There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

A water tanker and engine company from Kahului also responded to the fire.

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