Fire Near Lahaina Homeless Camp Burns Half-Acre
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.
There were no injuries reported or structures threatened. Authorities say the exact cause of the fire could not be determined.