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7 Acres Scorched in Kā‘anapali Brush Fire

July 27, 2017, 12:40 PM HST
* Updated July 27, 12:44 PM
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West Maui firefighters responded to a call of a brush fire mauka of the Kāʻanapali Hillside residential neighborhood at around 4:14 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

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The blaze scorched an estimated seven acres of brush by the time crews had the fire controlled
at 8 p.m.

Firefighters from Lahaina were on scene at 4:31 p.m. and arrived to find about two acres of brush burning to the mauka side of an old cane haul road east of Anapuni Loop. At the height of the incident, the department had two helicopters working to provide water drops for fire suppression.

Flames came to within 50 feet of one home, but no homes were damaged.

A west side battalion chief, four companies and two water tankers from Lahaina, Nāpili, Kahului, and Wailea responded to the fire.

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There were no injuries reported.

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The cause of the fire is yet to be determined and is still being investigated.

The fire was fully contained when firefighters left the scene just after midnight.

Crews will be patrolling the fire area throughout today to search for any hot spots that may have gone undetected.

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