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Small Brush Fire Sunday Evening in Old Mac Nut Fields

August 15, 2017, 12:03 PM HST · Updated August 15, 12:05 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 2 Comments
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Wailuku firefighters responded to a call of a small brush fire in the old macadamia nut fields mauka of Kahekili Highway, near Makaala Drive on Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Firefighters arrived at 7:58 p.m. and found a 50 foot by 150 foot strip of brush burning on an old plantation road about a quarter-mile in from Kahekili Highway.

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A water tanker from Kahului also responded to the scene and helped to bring the fire under control at 8:34 p.m. The fire was extinguished at 10 p.m.

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There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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