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BRIEF: Downed Lines Spark Kapunakea Brushfire

December 4, 2012, 2:26 PM HST
* Updated December 4, 2:29 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A small fire burned a 3,500-square foot area of brush at the top of Kapunakea Street in West Maui on Tuesday.

The fire was reported at 8:18 a.m. on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

Firefighters from Ladder-3, Engine-11, and Engine-3 were dispatched to the scene and had the fire contained by 8:39 a.m.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire was extinguished just before 9 a.m., and was caused by downed transmission lines.

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No damages or injuries were reported.

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The fire followed a separate West Maui fire at the Maui Electric substation in Pu’ukoli’i reported at 6:36 a.m.  That incident resulted in an estimated one million dollars damage to a mobile transformer.

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