3 Acres Scorched Near Jaws Surfbreak

September 18, 2017, 10:05 AM HST · Updated September 18, 10:06 AM
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Maui firefighters responded to reports of heavy smoke coming from the area known as “Jaws” surfbreak lookout on Hahana Road around 8:24 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Pā‘ia fire crews arrived at 8:40 a.m. to find about two acres of brush on fire about three-fourths of a mile down Hahana Road on the makai side of Hana Highway.

The fire was quickly brought under control at 9:48 a.m. and extinguished at 12:32 p.m. The fire scorched a total of three acres.

Officials with the fire department said Air-1 helicopter was called in and provided water drops to help battle the blaze.

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A battalion chief, three engine companies and a water tanker from Pā‘ia, Makawao, and Kahului responded to the fire.

There were no injuries reported and no structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.


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