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BRIEF: Brush Fire Burns 10 Acres Near Kahului Airport


The Kahului brush fire could be seen burning in the area east of the Hana Highway, Dairy Road intersection. Maui Now photo.

(Update: 9:08 p.m. 10/29/2011)

Fire officials called a 10 acre blaze near Kahului Airport under control at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 29, 2011.

The fire was first reported at 4:39 p.m. on land makai of the Hana Highway.

There were no injuries reported.

HC&S has yet to assess potential damage to property.

(Update: 6:45 p.m. 10/29/2011)

Maui fire officials say the brush fire near Kahului Airport is now 90% contained.

Bulldozers are reinforcing the control lines, according to authorities.

Mop-up operations are now underway.

(Posted: 6:15 p.m. 10/29/2011)

Maui firefighters remain on the scene of a brush fire that has already burned 10 acres near the back side of Kahului Airport.

The fire was first reported at 4:39 p.m. on land makai of the Hana Highway.  The fire was burning north of the Hana Highway between Halekala Highway and Hansen Road.

At around 6 p.m., motorists traveling on Kala Road on the back side of the Airport were being turned around by Maui police stationed near the heliport.

Among those responding to the scene include Engine-10, Tanker-10, Engine-2, Mini-2, Tanker-14, and the department’s Air-1 helicopter.

The fire was not contained at last report.