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MFD Contains Brush Fire Near Hana Highway

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Maui Fire Department crews responded to a brush fire in the area of Hana Highway and Airport Access Road on Wednesday, spotted in a field behind Walmart.

According to MFD, passing motorists called 9-1-1 after seeing smoke and flames, along with individuals running out of the bushes near the intersection.

Crews arrived following the 1:17 p.m. alarm to find an actively burning brush fire.

The fire was deemed fully contained by 4:45 p.m., however, crews remained on scene engaging in mop-up operations and extinguishing hot spots. Approximately five acres burned in the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Maui Police Department.

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