Brush Fire Burns Along Haliimaile Road

A brush fire burning on the makai side of Haliimaile Road, near the gun range and Haleakala Highway, is 30 percent contained according to Maui Fire Department officials.

Maui Police Department reports that Haliimaile Road from Haleakala Highway to Haliimaile General store was closed as of 6 a.m., as a result of the fire.

Crews arrived on the scene following an 11:30 p.m. alarm on Tuesday.

Heavy equipment is being used to cut breaks around the perimeter of the fire, while crews also work to secure the fire perimeter.

As of 7:49 a.m. on Wednesday, the fire had burned about 200 acres.

The cause of the fire is currently unknown, per MFD officials.

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