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.