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20 Acres Burned in Fire Near Central Maui Landfill

November 17, 2019, 1:12 PM HST
* Updated November 18, 6:28 AM
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6:26 a.m. 11.18.19

An estimated 20 acres of brush was burned in Central Maui on Saturday afternoon (Nov. 17, 2019) near the Central Maui landfill.  The fire forced the temporary closure of Pūlehu Road for several hours during firefighting operations.  The fire was brought under control at around 5 p.m. and multiple fire crews remained on scene into the evening for mop-up operations.  The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

5:33 p.m. 11.17.19

Pūlehu Road is now open.

Fire officials say the fire is still burning, but is now contained. Crews are continuing efforts to extinguish the blaze.

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Due to a brush fire near the Central Maui landfill, Pūlehu Road is closed from Hansen Road to just above the landfill at this time. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area while crews work the fire.

Pulehu Fire, 11.17.19. Courtesy photo.

Pulehu Fire. (11.17.19) Photo credit: Val Toro

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