Maui Firefighters Battle Kihei Brush Fire
By Wendy Osher
(Update: 4:23 p.m. 5/25/11)
The Piilani Highway (Hwy 31) in Kihei is now open in both directions. It was closed earlier this afternoon because of a fire that had burned brush on both sides of the highway.
(Update: 4:06 p.m. 5/25/11)
Due to a brush fire south bound traffic on the Piilani Highway is being routed down Ohukai Rd; north bound traffic is being routed down Kaonoulu Rd.
(Update: 4:00 p.m. 5/25/11)
A brush fire reported this afternoon in South Maui burned brush on both sides of the Piilani Highway before being brought under control. Maui police were still re-routing traffic down side streets to South Kihei Road at around 4 p.m. to alleviate congestion in the area. Kaiola Street was being used a staging area for fire trucks
and equipment, and was not available as an alternate route at last report.
*** We will post more information as it becomes available.