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Unscheduled Pāʻia Cane Burn Results in $5,000 Loss

June 19, 2014, 8:02 AM HST
* Updated June 19, 9:59 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Firefighters battled a fast moving unscheduled cane fire in Pāʻia on Wednesday afternoon that burned one acre of cane, and resulted in monetary losses estimated at $5,000, fire officials said.

The fire was reported at 2:17 p.m. on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, and was located in a Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company field above  Pāʻia School on Baldwin Avenue.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire was extinguished at 3:14 p.m., and that the cause of the fire was undetermined.

The Maui Police Department closed a portion of Baldwin Avenue between Pāʻia School and Holomua Road for about an hour while firefighters from Pāʻia and Kahului battled the blaze.

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Fire officials say no injuries were reported and no structures were threatened.

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