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Fire Near Lahaina Homeless Camp Burns Half-Acre

June 28, 2015, 10:40 PM HST
* Updated June 29, 5:27 AM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Maui Now Staff

A fire in an area frequented by homeless campers in West Maui burned a half-acre of brush before being brought under control on Sunday afternoon.

The fire was reported at 2:51 p.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2015 on the Lahaina side of Hōkiokio Place, mauka of the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Puamana.

Fire officials say Lahaina crews arrived at 3 p.m. and found a slow moving brush fire.  According to department reports, firefighters were able to contain the fire by 3:34 p.m. and called it extinguished at 5:09 p.m.

According to fire officials, nearby homeless campers did not know what may have started the fire.

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There were no injuries reported or structures threatened. Authorities say the exact cause of the fire could not be determined.

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