Fire above Lahaina Civic Center 90% Contained, Estimated 130 Acres Burned

July 5, 2010, 9:28 AM HST · Updated July 6, 5:46 PM
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(Updated: 5:40 p.m. 7/6/10)

Fire officials report that the fire above the Lahaina Civic Center that began just before midnight Sunday evening is now at 90% containment and remains at 130 acres. Fire crews continue to conduct mop up operations and monitor the area for hot spots.

(Updated: 2:15p 7/5/10)

A fire that was reported minutes before midnight, at 11:58 pm on Sunday, July 4, has burned an estimated 125 acres in vacant land mauka of the Lahaina Civic Center. The terrain is difficult and the fire remained in a gulch area. Fire officials report that as of 12:40 pm today the fire is 80% contained. Fire crews were supported by Air One and heavy equipment from the County’s Department of Public Works. No injuries are reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. The fire is located approximately one mile away from Honoapiilani Highway and did not cause any road closures. Slow moving traffic through the area today was due to curious onlookers and momentary delays to allow equipment through. No structures were damaged.

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On another note, Baldwin Avenue in Paia is closed between Skill Village and Holomua Road, due to a separate brush fire Upcountry.

 

(Updated: 9:28a 7/5/10)

Maui firefighters continue to battle a blaze above the Lahaina Civic Center and the Leali’i areas today, Monday, July 5, 2010. The fire was first reported at around midnight

Traffic along the Honoapiilani Highway is NOT affected. County officials say any slower-than-usual traffic is more than likely due to curious motorists driving slow to watch the activity.

Additional details will be posted later today.

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