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UPDATE: Fire 100 Percent Contained – Maui Firefighters Battling Brush Fire in Pā‘ia

August 23, 2019, 8:52 AM HST
* Updated August 23, 2:17 PM
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Paia fire 8.23.19. PC: Spotwalker S.

Update: 1:30 p.m.

The Paia fire is 100 percent contained according to fire fighters.

Firefighters and equipment had fully surrounded the fire, fire officials said. Members of the public are asked to stay out of the burn area because of hazardous conditions. Firefighters continue mop-up operations.

The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m. Friday mauka of Hana Highway in the vicinity of the Maui Country Club. It moved a southerly direction through former sugar cane fields. No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.

Two MFD emergency callback crews responded to the fire scene shortly before noon today. Helicopters are no longer making water drops.

Firefighting resources that also responded include MFD engines 2 and 10, Hazmat unit 10 and tankers 10 and 14. Goodfellow Bros. helped with dozens of tankers, and Mahi Pono has contributed equipment, Maui fire officials said. Other private resources included Alpha Construction and Sunbelt tankers.

Update: 12:10 p.m.

A press release from the Mayor’s Office states the Paia brush fire has grown to an estimated 200 acres, and the Maui Fire Department is reporting throwing additional resources to fight the blaze.

The fire reported at 8:37 a.m. Friday mauka of Hana Highway in the vicinity of the Maui Country Club was moving in a southerly direction through former sugar cane fields. No structures are threatened.

Two MFD emergency callback crews have responded to the fire scene shortly before noon today, along with two helicopters, Air 1 and Air 2, that are making water drops.

Other firefighting resources committed include MFD engines 2 and 10, Hazmat unit 10 and tankers 10 and 14. Goodfellow Bros. has been helping with dozens of tankers, and Mahi Pono has contributed equipment, Maui fire officials said. Other private resources include Alpha Construction and Sunbelt tankers.

There are no current road closures. To check on possible road closures, check the Maui Police Department Facebook page or call the County of Maui automated information system at 986-1200, and press 2.

Photo Courtesy Maui County – Paia Brush Fire

 

Update: 9:02 a.m.

Maui fire crews continue to battle a brush fire in old sugar cane fields in Pāʻia.  The fire was first reported at around 8:37 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019 on the mauka side of Hāna Highway across from Baldwin Beach Park near the Maui Country Club.

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At around 9 a.m., the fire was estimated to be about 10 acres in size and was headed toward Kahului, department officials have confirmed.

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Traffic was not immediately impacted.  Fire assets on scene include: Engine 2, Engine 10, Tanker 10, Air 1 and Tanker 14.

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Original Post: 8:47 a.m. 8.23.19

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We have reports of a brush fire burning in old sugar cane fields in Pāʻia on the mauka side of Hāna Highway across from Baldwin Beach Park.

The initial calls were made at around 8:38 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23, 2019.

Maui fire crews are on scene and air assets are being deployed. Stay with us for updates.

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