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Crews Battle 10 Acre Brush Fire in Lahaina

September 23, 2014, 4:53 PM HST
* Updated September 24, 7:41 AM
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Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

By Wendy Osher

(Update: 6:46 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014)

A 10 acre brush fire in West Maui was called 100% contained by 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

Fire officials said crews remained on scene this morning putting out hot spots and conducting mopup operations.

Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said there were no injuries and no dollar loss reported. The cause of the fire, he said, is undetermined.

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The fire was first reported at around 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday in an area of brush above the Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street.

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(Update: 6:49 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014)

A brush fire in West Maui is now 70% contained, and has burned a total of 10 acres, according to updated reports from the Maui Fire Department.

As of 6:49 p.m., crews remained on scene to extinguish hot spots and conduct mop up operations.

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Fire officials say a tanker from West Maui Land Company is assisting with the incident.

The fire was first reported at 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014 in the area above the Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street.

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Maui firefighters are battling a brush fire above the Honoapiʻilani Highway and Keawe Street in West Maui.

The fire was reported at 3:49 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014.

In addition to ground crews from Lahaina and Nāpili, the department’s Air-1 helicopter is on scene helping to fight the fire with water drops at the location.

The fire was last estimated to be two acres in size, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Courtesy photo by Bryan Dickson.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy Tyler Timko.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy Tyler Timko.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy Tyler Timko.

Lahaina brush fire, Sept. 23, 2014. Photo courtesy Tyler Timko.

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