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Puukolii Brush Fire Burns 30 Acres

July 29, 2012, 10:21 PM HST
* Updated July 30, 1:42 PM
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Puukolii Fire. Photo courtesy, Ruth Massey.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 1:38 p.m. Monday, July 30, 2012)

Maui firefighters now have the Puukolii brush fire 100% contained.
At around 12:15 p.m., fire officials say that although the fire was contained, it was not yet extinguished.
Fire officials say crews will continue to monitor the fire with ground crews on scene throughout the day.

(Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2012)

Firefighters on Maui continue to battle a large brush fire at Puukolii in West Maui.

The fire was first reported at around 3:57 p.m. on Sunday, July 29, 2012.

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At around 8:30 p.m., the fire had burned about 30 acres and was 50% contained, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Approximately 42 fire fighters remained on scene, working from the ground.

Fire officials say the flames got as close to 50 feet to the nearest town homes.

Firefighters say they have not yet determined a cause of the blaze.

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No injuries or damages were reported.

Crews responding to the scene included: Engine-3, Ladder-3, Tanker-3, Engine-11, Battalion Chief-6, and the department’s Air-1 helicopter.

Puukolii Fire. Photo courtesy, Seth Welcker.

Puukolii Fire. Photo courtesy, Ruth Massey.

Puukolii Fire. Photo courtesy, Ruth Massey.

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