The brush fire initially reported at 2:30 pm yesterday July 3, 2018 had not grown since last night but active burning remains within the perimeter. Crews will continue working to secure the perimeter with personnel, heavy equipment and helicopter drops today. While crews have made significant progress, this fire is not expected to be officially considered “contained” until all perimeters are secured. It is estimated that over 2500 acres of fallow cane and brush has burned; most of which are located between Haleakala Highway and Pulehu Road. Crews worked through the night to continue to secure the very large perimeter. No structures are threatened at this time. The fire remains undetermined.
At 3:55 am on Wednesday July 4, 2018, a separate brush fire was reported near Kuihelani Highway and Honoapi’ilani Highway near Maalaea. Crews from Wailuku, Kihei, Wailea and Lahaina were able to control an approximately 3-4 acre brush fire from spreading. The fire is contained at this time and one crew remains, putting out hot spots. The cause is unknown at this time.
Crews will continue active firefighting efforts through the day. MFD will provide updates as they become available.