3 Acres Scorched Near Jaws Surfbreak
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.
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.