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Overnight Brush Fire in Olowalu Burns 2 Acres

March 7, 2016, 10:07 AM HST
* Updated March 7, 12:07 PM
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A brush fire reported in Olowalu early this morning burned an estimated two acres of brush before being contained.

Fire officials say the incident was reported at 3:29 a.m. in Olowalu near Mile 14.

According to department reports, Engine 3, Tanker 3, and BC 4 arrived on scene to find an active brush fire at the base of the mountain which was initially inaccessible due to blocked roads.

At that time, West Maui Land Company was called and assisted with a loader to clear blocked roads, and a water tanker was used to assist with firefighting operations.

Acting Maui Fire Services Officer Captain Rylan Yatsushiro said the fire burned approximately two acres of light brush and kiawe and has since been 100% contained.

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There are still some hot spots located well within the perimeter of the fire which crews will assess and address today, said FSO Yatsushiro.

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No homes were threatened and there are no injuries to report. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time.

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