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Haleakala Highway Brush Fire

January 8, 2013, 7:52 AM HST
* Updated January 8, 7:55 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Maui firefighters responded to a brush fire along the Haleakala Highway on Monday afternoon, which burned a 3,000 square foot section of dry grass and shrubbery.

The fire was reported shortly after 5 p.m. on the shoulder of the mauka bound lane, about a mile below the Haliimaile intersection, fire officials said.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire was brought under control by 5:21 p.m., and extinguished by5:57 p.m.

Crews responding to the scene included Engine-10 and Tanker-10 from Kahului.

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The cause of the fire was undetermined, and no monetary damages were reported.

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