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MFD Crews Douse Pukalani Brush Fire

Pukalani Brush Fire - Courtesy of the Maui County Fire Department

At approximately 2:40 p.m. this afternoon, MFD crews were called to reports of a brush fire in the gulch adjacent to Aina Lani Drive in Pukalani. Engine 5 (Makawao), Engine 13 (Kula), Tanker 10 (Kahului), and a Battalion Chief were dispatched.

Upon arrival, crews reported about ½ acre of brush actively burning on the north slope of the gulch, and coming within 20 feet of homes on Aina Lani Drive.

At this time, Air 1 was dispatched to assist as the steep terrain made accessibility difficult for personnel on the ground. Crews were able to contain the fire at 4:30 p.m.

There were no reported injuries or damage to property. The cause of this fire remains undetermined.

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