Māʻalaea Fire Scorches Two Acres of Brush

October 31, 2019, 5:02 PM HST · Updated October 31, 5:02 PM

A brush fire burned an estimated two acres along the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Māʻalaea before being brought under control on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019

The incident was reported at 9:52 a.m. along the Mauna side of the Honoapiʻilani Highway near the Kūihelani Highway intersection.

Responding fire units included: Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 10, Tanker 10 and Tanker 14.

Conditions on scene included 10 to 15 mph winds blowing from the south.


The fire was 100% contained at 11:19 a.m.

Crews remained on scene at 1:30 p.m. to continue mop-up operations, and anticipated full extinguishment shortly.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.


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