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Paʻuwela Brush Fire Burns Two Acres

December 18, 2013, 8:28 AM HST
* Updated December 18, 8:42 AM
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MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

MFD logo. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters from Pāʻia responded to a two-acre brush fire near the Paʻuwela Lighthouse in Haʻikū Tuesday night.

The incident was reported shortly before 7:30 p.m. and involved an area of brush with trash and an abandoned truck, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

According to department reports, the fire was under control by 8:50 p.m. and extinguished at 11:25 p.m.

“Access to the fire was limited due to the bad road conditions and overgrown elephant grass,” Mainaga said.

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

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