MAUI CREWS ASSIST MOLOKAI FIRE FIGHTERS AT KAUNAKAKAI BRUSH FIRE

August 29, 2009, 4:31 PM HST · Updated August 29, 4:44 PM
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A brush fire above Kaunakakai on Molokai burned 60 acres by 3:30 Saturday afternoon, August 29, 2009. The fire was first reported at 12:05 p.m. in a town located above Kaunakakai. County officials say the fire was burning in the mauka direction.

File image by Wendy Osher.

File image by Wendy Osher.

Three helicopters were dispatched to the scene for water drops as well as crews from the Kaunakakai, Hoolehua and Pukoo stations.

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At 2:30 p.m. a crew from the Wailuku station on Maui was sent to aid Molokai fire fighters and a crew from Maui’s Napili station was enroute to also provide additional support. County and State water tankers and heavy equipment used to build fire breaks were also on scene.

County communications director Mahina Martin said no residences were in jeopardy and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is unknown.

(Posted by Wendy Osher, Information provided by the County of Maui)

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