According to a news release from the Maui Fire Department as of 4 pm, the fire in Kahului is now 65% contained, with approximately 50 acres burned. No structures have been damaged. Crews continue to work to contain and extinguish the fire.
Please avoid driving in the area, as smoke persists, heavy equipment, aircraft, and fire crews continue to operate in the area.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
*****ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE 09/01/19 AT 1:44 P.M.*****
Hansen Road is now closed at Maui Veteran’s Highway
Hansen and Pulehu Roads
Pulehu Road at the “Y” with Omaopio Road
Hansen Road is closed at Hana Highway due to a brush fire. Motorists are advised to avoid the area.
VC: Mark Littleton