Happening Now: Large Brush Fire Burning in Fallow Sugar Cane Field

March 29, 2017, 10:41 PM HST · Updated March 30, 6:32 PM
0 Comments
×

UPDATE: (6:06 p.m., 3.30.17)  A brush fire in fallow sugar cane off of Pūlehu Road burned a total of 30 acres before being brought under control. An complete UPDATE is now posted at the following direct LINK.

(Posted: 10:15 p.m. 3.29.17)

Maui firefighters are currently responding to a large brush fire that appears to be burning in abandoned sugar cane fields in the Pūlehu area, fire officials confirmed.

    +
    SWIPE LEFT OR RIGHT

    Initial estimates are that more than 10 acres of brush and fallow sugar cane are on fire. The fire was reported by multiple callers as being two separate fires early to the incident.

    SPONSORED VIDEO

    Officials say the fire crews got the call at 8:53 p.m. and are still attempting to find their way to the fire which is burning uncontrolled on the Kīhei side of Pūlehu Road, near the Omaopio Road and Pūlehu Road junction.

    Private security is assisting firefighters with locating the brush fire through the maze of old cane roads.

    Fire officials say that no structures are threatened at this time.

    A battalion chief, three fire companies and two water tankers from Kula, Kahului, Kīhei and Wailea are responding to the fire.

    Pūlehu Fire, 3.29.17. PC: Asa Ellison

    PC: Mary Whispering Wind. “It seemed to begin as 2 or 3 smaller fires and quickly grew into one towering inferno which was very much like the HC&S sugarcane fires,” she said.

    PC: Mary Whispering Wind. “It seemed to begin as 2 or 3 smaller fires and quickly grew into one towering inferno which was very much like the HC&S sugarcane fires,” she said.

    Pūlehu brush fire currently happening. 3/29/17 PC: Nikki Schenfeld

    PC: Leon Matsui

    Pūlehu brush fire currently happening 3/29/17 PC: Nikki Schenfeld

    Pūlehu brush fire currently happening 3/29/17. PC: Nikki Schenfeld

    Pūlehu brush fire currently happening 3/29/17. PC: Nikki Schenfeld

    PC: Donovan Fayd

    View from Kula. PC: Nicki Barsamian


    ADVERTISEMENT

    Print

    Share this Article

    BREAKING NEWS 
    TEXT ALERTS
    Sign up to receive important news alerts like tsunami warnings,
    floods, traffic accidents, road closures and more.
    Phone # (xxx-xxx-xxxx):
    E-Mail:
     

      View Categories
      Promote Your Maui Business for Free Add Your Listing

      Weekly Newsletter

      ARTICLE COMMENTS ( 0 )
      This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion.

      I Understand, Show Comments