Moloka‘i Fire at Manawainui Gulch Likely Sparked by Severed Power Line

June 27, 2018, 7:48 AM HST · Updated June 27, 7:48 AM
0 Comments
×

Molokai fire truck. Maui Now graphic.

A brush fire reported near Molokaʻi’s Manawainui Bridge on Tuesday appears to have been sparked by a high voltage power line.  Maui fire officials say the line had been severed and fell to the ground.

The fire was reported at around 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

SPONSORED VIDEO

When island firefighters arrived on scene, personnel from a construction company were already assisting with containing the fire using a backhoe.  Responding units doused the 250 ft by 40 ft area of brush using hose lines and extinguished the fire within an hour.

There were no homes threatened and no injuries to report.

Engine companies from Hoʻolehua and Kaunakakai, as well as a tanker were dispatched.

Print

Share this Article

    View Categories
    Promote Your Maui Business for Free Add Your Listing

    Weekly Newsletter

    ARTICLE COMMENTS ( 0 )
    This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion.

    I Understand, Show Comments