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Brush Fire Burns Area Mauka of Kahekili Highway

By Wendy Osher

A brush fire along the Kahekili Highway in Waiehu on Saturday forced the temporary closure of the road for three hours as crews contained the blaze, officials said.

The fire burned an area 800-feet long and 30-feet wide between Makaʻala Drive and Waiehu Beach Road, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

The fire was reported at 2:42 p.m., and was extinguished by 6 p.m., said FS Chief Maianaga.

No injuries or damages were reported, and the cause of the fire was undetermined.

Authorities say fire fighters from Wailuku, Kahului, and Pāʻia responded to the incident.