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Brush Fire Along Mokulele Hwy Quickly Doused

May 20, 2016, 3:50 PM HST
* Updated May 20, 3:55 PM
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Maui firefighters responded to a report of a fire along the Mokulele Highway on Friday afternoon, May 20, 2016.  The incident was reported shortly before 3:45 p.m. on the side of the highway, across from the National Guard building and race track.  Witnesses tell us they were able to put out the fire by using a piece of scrap metal on side of road to rack the grass and put down flame.

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Two additional witnesses stopped and used water bottles to completely extinguish it.  Witnesses tell us the likely cause of the fire was a thrown cigarette butt; however there is no official word from authorities on the cause.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

Mokulele Highway fire (5.20.16) Photo credit: Timothy Lara.

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