Active Brush Fire Near Wailua Iki, Hāna Highway
UPDATE: Fire crews responded to a reported brush fire in the Wailua area of East Maui at around 9:28 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Firefighters were on scene at 10:04 a.m. and found a 50 x 100 foot brush fire burning next to the Hāna Highway, between mile markers 20 and 21. Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said “The fire had creeped up a steep embankment on the mauka side of the road which made it difficult to access and extinguish.” The department’s Air 1 helicopter was called in to assist crews with water drops and the fire was called extinguished at 11:40 a.m. The cause was undetermined and there were no damages or injuries reported. A Hāna engine and water tanker were dispatched to the scene.
BRUSH FIRE, HANA HWY PAST KEANAE: 10:50 a.m., 3/31/16, Maui fire crews have been dispatched to a report of a brush fire near Mile 20 of the Hāna Highway in West Wailuaiki, just past Keʻanae on the way to Hāna. The fire was reported at around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 31, 2016. Fire crews are on scene along with the department’s Air 1 helicopter, which is conducting water drops. Motorists are advised to drive with caution and expect delays in the area.