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Mokulele Scrap Metal Fire Doused Overnight

October 10, 2014, 9:18 AM HST
* Updated October 10, 9:20 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

A fire at Hammerhead Metals off of the Mokulele Highway in Puʻunēnē burned about three quarters of an acre of scrap metal, and a quarter acre of brush overnight.

The incident was initially reported as a rubbish bin fire at around 9:38 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014.

Fire officials say crews brought the scrap metal fire under control by 12:35 a.m., and had the fire extinguished by 6:50 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014.

The cause of the fire is undetermined and no monetary losses or injuries were reported, according to Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Crews responding to the scene included Engine 10, Hazmat 10, Tanker 10 and Rescue 10 from Kahului; Ladder 14 and Tanker 14 from Wailea; Engine 1 from Wailuku; two tankers from Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company; and a department fire inspector.

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