Baldwin Avenue reopened following brush fire in Paia
(Update 3:30 p 7/5/10)
Baldwin Avenue is now completely open after being closed due to heavy smoke from a brush fire.
(Update 2:59 p 7/5/10)
A brush fire first reported at 12:22 pm today, Monday, July 5, 2010, resulted in the closure of a section of Baldwin Avenue between Holomua Road and Skill Village. Maui Police closed the section of roadway due to heavy smoke at around 11:58 p.m.
The fire is located in a sugar cane field and poses no danger to structures at this time. Fire crews received assistance from Air One and heavy equipment from Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Co. were used to place firebreaks in the area.
No injuries are reported and the cause is under investigation. Motorists are advised that through traffic going between Paia Town and Haliimaile is not available until the portion of Baldwin Avenue is re-opened to traffic.