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PHOTOS: Honokohau Brush Fire Burns 1/2 Acre

October 21, 2012, 6:56 PM HST
* Updated October 22, 9:56 AM
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Honokohau brush fire 10/21/12. Courtesy MFD.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 9:31 p.m. 10/21/12)

A fire along Honokohau Road on Maui was called extinguished at 5:39 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21.

The fire burned a total of a half-acre, and came as close as 15 feet to three homes in the area, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Occupants evacuated the nearby homes, but there was no damage to the residences, officials said.

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A storage shed sustained $500 in damage when it was scorched by the fire, Mainaga said.

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This fire was located about an eighth of a mile into the valley, on the left hand side.

Honokohau brush fire 10/21/12. Courtesy MFD.

(Posted: 3:42 p.m. 10/21/12)

Firefighters on Maui were dispatched to a half-acre brush fire off of Honokohau Valley Road this afternoon.

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The incident was reported at 2:04 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 2012.

By 3:42 p.m., fire officials said the fire was knocked down, but that water supply and access remained an issue. Cell reception in the area was also poor.

Among the units dispatched to the scene were the Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter, Engine 11, Engine 3, Ladder 3, Tanker 3, Tanker 10, and Engine 1.

***We will post more information as it becomes available.


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