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Paia Brushfire Burns 10 Acres of Cane

May 14, 2011, 7:50 AM HST
* Updated May 14, 9:30 AM
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By Wendy Osher

File image by Wendy Osher.

A brush fire in a cane field on Maui’s North Shore burned an estimated 10 acres overnight.  The fire was first reported at 1:22 a.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011 in a Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company cane field located along Baldwin Avenue, between Paia Elementary School and Rainbow County Park.

Workers from HC&S helped the fire department battle the blaze, which was brought under control by 3:30 a.m.

Fire department officials said the sugar cane that burned was close to harvest and that HC&S may be able to salvage some of their crop.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation, however the fire’s point of origin was said to have been close to Baldwin Avenue.

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