Fire Crews Douse Blaze Off Pi’ilani Highway

February 29, 2020, 11:26 AM HST · Updated February 29, 11:26 AM
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Photo courtesy: Maui Fire Department.

A wind-whipped brush fire that burned about 2 acres of light brush off Pi’ilani Highway this morning has now been fully contained, according to Maui fire officials.

The blaze was reported at 6 a.m. near mile post 26.5.

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Officials say the fire was surrounded by 10 to 20 mile per hour gusts.

The fire is “expected to be declared extinguished very soon,” according to a press release from the fire department.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time.

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