Car Lands in Kihei Ditch, Sparks Brush Fire
By Wendy Osher
Maui fire fighters responded to a car fire reported yesterday afternoon on the Mokulele Highway.
Authorities say the vehicle lost control and ended up in a ditch where it got so hot that it caught fire, burning a 10 by 50 foot area of brush.
The incident was reported at 4:49 p.m. along the Mokulele Highway near the Pi’ilani Highway intersection.
The vehicle was described as a white BMW.
Authorities say the man driving the car was the lone occupant. No injuries were reported, but medics responded to the scene.