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5 Acre Brushfire sparked Near Hawaiian Cement In Puunene

At about 9:30 p.m. Thursday evening, fire crews responded to a possible unscheduled sugar cane fire near the Hawaiian Cement plant off Mokulele Hwy.

Kahului firefighters arrived about 15 minutes later and found grass and brush on fire off South Firebreak road, next to Hawaiian Cement. The fire was reported by Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. security that was patrolling the area. About 5 acres of grass and brush were burned. No damages to structures or injuries were reported.

Firefighters from Kahului, Kihei, and two fire department water tankers responded. HC&S also assisted by sending two water tankers. The fire was contained by 11:54 p.m. and called extinguished at 2:26 a.m. Friday morning.

A fire investigator was called out and the incident remains under investigation. Anyone having information about last night’s fire or any other fire is asked to call Captain Paul Haake, at the Fire Prevention Bureau, 244-9161, extension 23.

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