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Pickup Truck Found in Burn Area of Pāʻia Fire

December 29, 2016, 4:00 AM HST
* Updated December 29, 1:55 PM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Firefighters from Station 2 in Pāʻia responded to a report of a brush fire in fallow sugarcane fields east of Holomua Road at approximately 12 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016.

Upon arrival, fire crews requested the assistance of Air 1 to do water drops while access to the area was established.

Firefighters found a 50- by 100-foot area of brush involved and a pickup truck within the burn area.

The fire was extinguished at 2 p.m., and has been classified as undetermined at this time.

Maui fire department Acting Public Information Officer, Captain Paul Haake said the fire appeared to originate from the vehicle.

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The determination of the vehicle’s owner and status is being handled by the Maui Police Department.

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No injuries were reported.

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