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40-Foot Flames Doused in Haiku Fire

December 28, 2012, 7:45 AM HST
* Updated December 28, 7:46 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui firefighters battled a brush fire in Haiku overnight, that at one point had threatened homes in the area of North Holokai Road.

Flames as high as 40-feet were reported in the area, and a total of 1.5 acres of brush was consumed before crews brought the blaze under control, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

According to Mainaga, firefighters from Paia and Makawao, as well as a tanker crew from Kahului worked quickly to protect homes in the area and prevent the fire’s advance.

The incident was reported just before 3:30 a.m. on Friday, December 28, 2012.  It was contained by 4 a.m., and extinguished at 4:43 a.m.

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No property was damaged by the fire, no injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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