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Brush Fire Scorches 2 Acres near Lahainaluna HS

September 19, 2017, 8:01 AM HST
* Updated September 19, 8:07 AM
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West Maui fire crews responded to a brush fire near the Lahainaluna High School campus at 12:56 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017,

Multiple callers reported viewing the smoke from the Lahaina bypass.

Lahaina firefighters arrived on scene at 1:12 p.m. and found about an acre of dry grass and brush burning in a vacant lot above the school’s football field.

The fire department’s Air-1 helicopter also conducted water drops to prevent the fire from spreading upslope.

The fire scorched a total of two acres before it was finally brought under control at 1:30 p.m.

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The fire was extinguished at 4:26 p.m.

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There were no injuries and no structures were threatened.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

A battalion chief, two companies and a water tanker from Lahaina and Napili responded to the brush fire.

Lahainaluna fire, Sept. 18, at about 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of Madonna Taganap.

Lahainaluna fire, Sept. 18, at about 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of Madonna Taganap.

Lahainaluna fire, Sept. 18, at about 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of Madonna Taganap.

Lahainaluna fire, Sept. 18, at about 1 p.m. Photo courtesy of Madonna Taganap.

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