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VIDEO: Brush Fire Burns One Acre Mauka of Lahaina Aquatic Center

June 21, 2015, 3:08 AM HST
* Updated June 21, 4:25 AM
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Brush fire, 6/20/15, near Lahiana Aquatic Center. Photo credit: John Gierke.

Brush fire, 6/20/15, near Lahiana Aquatic Center. Photo credit: John Gierke.

By Maui Now Staff

An estimated one acre of brush burned in a fire mauka of the Lahiana Aquatic Center in West Maui on Saturday afternoon, June 20, 2015.

Fire crews were called to the scene at 2:05 p.m. near Shaw Street, and arrived to find an area of grass and brush burning.

A water tanker and heavy equipment from a nearby construction company were already on scene working to keep the fire from spreading.

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Three crews from Lahaina and Nāpili and two fire department water tankers responded to the incident.

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The fire was called contained at 2:43 p.m.

Crews continued to monitor the area as it continued to smolder into the afternoon.

Maui Fire Service Officer Edward Taomoto said it is unclear what caused the fire.

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