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Unscheduled Cane Fire in Pāʻia Quickly Contained

July 1, 2016, 9:42 AM HST
* Updated July 1, 7:35 PM
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Maui Fire. File photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui Fire. File photo by Wendy Osher.

A brush fire reported about a quarter mile above the Pāʻia Gym on Baldwin Avenue on Thursday night burned a mall area of sugar cane before being brought under control.

The fire was reported at 7:32 p.m. on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

When Pāʻia firefighters arrived at 7:44 p.m., they found a 75 x 75 foot fire burning in the sugar cane field on the east side of Baldwin Avenue.

Crews were able to contain the fire by 7:56 p.m. A Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company representative arrived at 8:08 p.m. and took over the final efforts to extinguish the unscheduled cane fire.

The cause of the fire was undetermined. No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported.

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A water tanker from Kahului also responded to the incident.

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