Fire Crews Responding to Brush Fire in Maalaea

June 6, 2010, 9:36 AM HST · Updated June 6, 10:10 PM
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(Update @ 10 p.m. 6/6/10)

MAALAEA BRUSH FIRE 90% CONTAINED

A brush fire that was reported at 6:32 a.m today was 90% contained shortly after 7:30 tonight. The fire was located mauka, above the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Kuihelani Highway on the Wailuku side of a road locally known as the “power line road”. Air One and Air Two were dispatched to provide support to ground crews.

According to Battalion Chief James Kino, access was difficult through the terrain and fire personnel were shuttled to the scene via an all terrain vehicle. Firefighters from the Kahului and Wailuku fire stations were aided by personnel from the department’s specially trained wildland firefighting crew. Air support ended at approximately noon.

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In addition to utilizing an all terrain vehicle to transport firefighters through the terrain, the fire department’s mini-tanker was able to access the area. For approximately 80% of the perimeter work, fire fighters used hand tools.

No injuries are reported and no structures burned. The fire burned an estimated 5 acres with no disruption to highway traffic. Firefighters will monitor the fire through the night. Refreshments for the fire crews were provided by the American Red Cross-Maui.

[Information courtesy County of Maui]

(Posted @9:36 a.m. 6/6/10)

Fire Crews Responding to Brush Fire in Maalae

Fire crews are responding to a brush fire that was first reported at 6:32 a.m. The fire is reported to be mauka and away from the highway. Air One, Air Two and fire crews from Kahului and Wailuku fire stations are on scene. No structures are reported to be in danger. Traffic is not affected.

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