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Waiehu Brush Fire Comes With 50-Feet of Church

May 4, 2013, 3:00 PM HST
* Updated May 4, 3:01 PM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A brush fire in Waiehu came within 50-feet of a home and church before being brought under control and extinguished on Friday night, fire officials said.

The fire was reported t 4:38 p.m. on the makai (ocean) side of Waiehu Beach Road near the intersection of the Maui Church of Christ located at 810 Waiehu Beach Road.

Maui fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire crews from Wailuku and Kahului quickly brought the fire under control by 4:54 p.m., and extinguished the blaze by 5:30 p.m.

Fire officials say the brush fire burned an area about 500-square-feet.

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No monetary losses or injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still being investigated, said Mainaga.

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