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Three Acres Scorched In Pūlehu Brush Fire

August 20, 2016, 12:23 PM HST
* Updated August 20, 4:57 PM
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Kula brush fire 8.19.16. Photo credit: Arne B. Kaiser

Kula brush fire 8.19.16. Photo credit: Arne B. Kaiser

*Flare-up reported on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. Click here for details.

Upcountry firefighters responded to a three acre brush fire on Pūlehu Road near the Kula Agricultural Park, reported at 3:22 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19, 2016.

Kula and Makawao firefighters arrived on scene at 3:39 p.m., to find the brush fire burning on both sides of Pūlehu Road, about a quarter mile below the Kula Ag Park entrance.

Crews brought the fire under control just after 4 p.m. and called it extinguished at about 6 p.m.

About two acres of brush was scorched on the north side of Pūlehu Road and about one acre was burned on the south side of the road.

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Pūlehu Road also was closed to traffic while fire equipment was on the roadway.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Edward Taomoto said the cause of the brush fire was undetermined. There were no injuries or damages to report, and no structures were threatened.

A battalion chief and 14 firefighters from Kula, Makawao, Kahului, and Wailea responded to the fire.

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