Maui Firefighters battle second Maalaea blaze in as many days

June 8, 2010, 6:35 AM HST · Updated June 8, 6:51 AM
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A second fire in as many days was reported in the mountainous terrain above Maalaea. Photo Tuesday 6/8/10 courtesy Elizabeth Morales.

Firefighters returned to the hills above Maalaea last night to monitor a second brush fire in as many days.  The fire was reported at around 10 p.m. Monday about a quarter-mile mauka of the Honoapiilani Highway in a remote area with rugged terrain near the utility road.  Because of darkness and the possibility of downed power lines which would be unsafe for personnel to travel through – the fire remained inaccessible overnight. No traffic was affected and no structures are reported to be in danger.

(Posted by Wendy Osher; supporting information courtesy County of Maui)

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