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1.5 Acres Charred in Unscheduled Cane Burn

December 1, 2012, 10:25 AM HST
* Updated December 1, 10:28 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Firefighters on Maui responded to an unscheduled cane burn near the Paia Youth Center on Friday afternoon, November 30, 2012.

The incident was reported at 5:48 p.m. and burned an estimated 1.5 acres of sugar cane before crews brought the fire under control at 6:27 p.m.

Firefighters utilized water from Tanker-10, hand lines, and an existing fire break to control the fire.

After an in investigation into the cause, Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the cause was undetermined.

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Damage estimates were not available, and no injuries were reported.

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Crews responding to the scene included units with Engine-2, Engine-10 and Tanker-10.

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