UPDATE: 60 Acre Puʻukoliʻi Brush Fire 100% Contained

September 9, 2014, 1:13 PM HST · Updated September 12, 7:33 AM
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Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/14. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/2014. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 7:30 a.m. 9/12/14)

A 60-acre brush fire that began on Tuesday morning Sept. 9, in Puʻukoliʻi above the Kāʻanapali Coffee Farm was called extinguished at 6:25 a.m. today, Friday, Sept. 12, 2014.

The fire was 100% contained on Thursday morning, but crews continued to monitor the area and conduct mop up operations over the last 24 hours.

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(Update: 7:18 a.m. 9/10/2014)

A 60-acre brush fire in Puʻukoliʻi was called 100% contained and under control at 6:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014. Maui fire officials say crews will continue conducting mop up operations through out the day. The blaze started at 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, in an area above the Kāʻanapali Coffee Farm in West Maui. The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

(Update: 6:11 a.m. 9/10/2014)

Maui firefighters battled a 60-acre brush fire in Puʻukoliʻi overnight.  The fire started just before noon on Tuesday and was 40% contained by 8 p.m. on Sept. 9, 2014.  Fire officials say several electric poles were impacted in the fire and MECO crews were on scene conducting repairs. The blaze started in an area above the Kāʻanapali Coffee Farm and did not cause an immediate threat to structures.

(Update: 4:36 p.m. 9/9/2014)

Fire crews remain on the scene of a brush fire that was last estimated to be 60 acres is size. Maui Fire Captain Paul Haake said the fire was 30% contained as of 4:36 p.m. There are no injuries and no structures were threatened at last report.

(Update: 1:46 p.m. 9/9/2014)

Maui fire crews are working to douse a 40 to 60 acre brush fire reported mauka of the Honoapiʻilani Highway in the area of Puʻukoliʻi in West Maui.

The fire was reported at 11:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in an area above the Kāʻanapali Coffee Farms.

Two air units are on scene conducting water drops and ground crews are dealing with limited access and windy conditions.

At last report, three engine companies, three department tankers, and two mini brush fire trucks were on scene, according to fire officials.  Also assisting are personnel with the County of Maui Public Works Department with a tanker and bulldozer; and crews from West Maui Land with an additional tanker.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

At around the same time, crews from Maui Electric Company reported a power outage in the area, affecting residents of Puʻukoliʻi.

At around 1:10 p.m., Maui Electric Company crews reported that electric service had been partially restored to some customers in Puʻukoliʻi.  By 3:20 p.m., the company reported that a majority of affected customers had power restored.

***Check back for further details which will be posted as they become available.

Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/14. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/2014. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/14. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

Puʻukoliʻi fire, 9/9/2014. Photo courtesy Lada Murphy.

 

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