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VIDEO UPDATE: Wailuku Brush Fire Scorches 4 Acres

September 24, 2017, 5:40 PM HST · Updated September 25, 10:53 AM
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Maui fire crews responded to a brush fire in Wailuku that burned about four acres of brush in former macadamia nut fields off of Kahekili Highway at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017.

Wailuku firefighters arrived at 7:51 p.m. and found about an acre on fire on the mauka side of Kahekili Highway, a half-mile north of Maka‘ala Drive.

Crews had trouble getting to the fire because of an abandoned vehicle blocking an old plantation road off of the highway.

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Firefighters had to park on Kahekili Highway and ran hoses about 100 yards through the brush to get to the fire.

The fire was called contained at 2:36 a.m. Sunday morning, Sept. 24.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

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There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

Fire crews continued to mop up hot spots on Sunday.

A battalion chief, three engine companies and a water tanker from Lahaina,
Wailuku, Kīhei and Kahului responded to the fire.

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