Active Brush Fire Near Wailua Iki, Hāna Highway

March 31, 2016, 11:06 AM HST · Updated April 1, 6:32 AM
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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.

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    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.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wailuaiki Fire, Mile 20, Hāna Hwy. Photo credit: Kapena Kalama.

    Wendy Osher
    Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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