Brush Fire Burns 1/2 Acre Behind Kahului Kmart

July 14, 2013, 8:55 AM HST · Updated July 14, 8:58 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A small brush fire in Kahului on Saturday night burned a half acre of dry grass and thick shrubbery off of the Hāna Highway behind Kmart, fire officials said.

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The fire was first reported at 10:06 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2013, and was called under control at 11:13 p.m., said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.  He said the fire was called extinguished at 12:04 this morning.

Crews responding to the scene included fire fighters from Kahului, Kīhei, and Wailuku, as well as a tanker from the Maui Department of Public Works, officials said.

No injuries were reported, and the cause of the fire was undetermined after investigation, said FS Chief Mainaga.

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