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Fire Comes Within Inches of Haʻikū Cottage

July 21, 2013, 8:42 AM HST
* Updated July 22, 9:30 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A fire came within inches of a cottage near mile marker 10 of the Hāna Highway (Hwy 36) in Haʻikū on Saturday afternoon before being brought under control, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 4:16 on Saturday, July 20, 2013, and was extinguished at 6:02 p.m., according to incident reports.

Fire officials say the fire burned a half-acre of brush on the mauka side of the highway with units from an engine company in Pāʻia and a tanker from Kahului responding to the scene.

Authorities say no injuries were reported and the cottage sustained no damages.

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Traffic remained open while crews battled the blaze.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the cause was undetermined after investigation.

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