Mid-Day Brush Fire Near Lahaina Bypass Burns 5 Acres

May 30, 2020, 10:55 AM HST · Updated May 30, 10:55 AM
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Lahaina brush fire 5.29.20. PC: Maui Fire Department

A mid-day brush fire in Lahaina on Friday burned an estimated five acres before being brought under control.

The fire was first reported at 11:21 a.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020 in the area of Lahainaluna Road and the Lahaina Bypass.

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Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said despite difficulty accessing the fire, crews were able to contain the fire within two hours by 1:15 p.m.

Crews responding to the scene included: Engine 3, Ladder 3, Engine 11, Engine 14, Tanker 3, Tanker 14, Battalion Chief 5 and the department’s Air 1 helicopter.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

Lahaina brush fire 5.29.20. PC: Maui Fire Department

Lahaina brush fire 5.29.20. PC: Maui Fire Department

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