Powered By UNISYS
( Click to Close )
Maui    News & Information Hub
HEADLINE NEWS Weekly Newsletter

2 Brush Fires Reported
on ʻAwalau Road

Posted 03:05 PM HST, July 20, 2013
File image by Wendy Osher.

File image by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui firefighters responded to two fires within a half mile of each other on ʻAwalau Road in Haʻikū on Friday, July 19, 2013, officials said.

The first fire was reported at 10:15 a.m. in an open field with a patch of eucalyptus trees.

According to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga, the fire burned about 50-feet of an 80-foot-tall eucalyptus tree at the location, as well as an area about 25-feet by 25-feet around the burned tree.

The fire was called under control at 11:30 a.m., and extinguished at 2:08 p.m.

While fighting the first fire, crews noticed smoke about a half-mile up the road at around 12:30 p.m., said FS Chief Mainaga.

Firefighters from Tanker 10 out of Kahului diverted their attention to the second blaze, while crews form Makawao and a separate tanker unit remained on the scene of the first fire, officials said.

Authorities say the second fire burned a 20-foot by 10-foot area under some guava trees and was extinguished by 3:26 p.m.

The cause of both fires was undetermined, and there was no evidence found to connect the two fires, said FS Chief Mainaga.

No injuries or damages were reported.

HEADLINE NEWS Weekly Newsletter
1 Disqus Comment
Facebook Comments
    Recommend This Article
    You Might Also Like


Editor's Note:Maui Now is an open forum and we welcome any views. However, please apply your sense of aloha when posting comments - remarks that are unnecessarily offensive will be blocked.

By publishing a comment, you are acknowledging that you are personally responsible for its contents.

  • Maui_Mike

    Sounds suspicious, fire is inherently not spontaneous, usually there is a reason, lightning, discarded cigarette, even a glass bottle in sunlight…..but something starts it.

Loading Facebook Comments