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Stubborn 87-Acre Kaupō Fire Extinguished

July 22, 2013, 4:32 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 4:50 PM
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Kaupō fire, courtesy Kimberley Mullen Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety. (July 13-18, 2013)

Kaupō fire, courtesy Kimberley Mullen Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety. (July 13-22, 2013)

By Wendy Osher

The Kaupō fire that was first reported nine days ago on Saturday, July 13, 2013, has finally been extinguished, officials announced today.

Maui Fire officials declared the fire extinguished at 4 p.m. on Monday, July 22, 2013.

The area of the fire was revised from the first reported 65 acres to 87 total acres after crews plotted GPS coordinates taken from the department’s Air-1 helicopter, officials said.

Fire officials say the stubborn blaze was fireworks-related and likely intentionally set.

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County officials plan to release further details regarding the extent of the fire during a press conference tomorrow.

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