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Brush Fire Found Within Apparent Kīhei Homeless Camp

July 27, 2017, 1:02 PM HST
* Updated July 27, 1:06 PM
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Firefighters responded to a brush fire reported in a vacant lot near Kio Loop in Kīhei, Maui at 9:22 p.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Responding crews from Wailea arrived on scene at 9:33 p.m. to find a 50 x 50 foot area of brush, kiawe trees and trash burning within what appeared to be a homeless encampment.

Crews had the fire under control at 9:44 p.m. and extinguished at 11 p.m.

The exact cause of the fire was undetermined.

An engine, ladder and water tanker from Wailea responded to the incident.

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