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Fire Burns Half Acre of Brush Near Haʻikū Shed

May 8, 2015, 9:04 AM HST
* Updated May 8, 9:12 AM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A brush fire burned an estimated half-acre of pasture land near the top of Honopou Road in Haʻikū before being brought under control on Thursday afternoon.

The incident was reported at 4:47 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, 2015, when emergency dispatchers received multiple calls from area residents who reported heavy smoke and flames seen.

Fire crews from Pāʻia arrived on scene at 5:06 p.m. to find a field of light grass and ferns burning about 150 feet from a shed, said Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto.

With the help of Makawao firefighters and a water tanker crew from Kahului, the blaze was contained and extinguished shortly after 6 p.m.

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The cause of the fire is undetermined.

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