40 Acres Burned in Ho‘olehua Fire on Moloka‘i

June 28, 2020, 9:24 PM HST · Updated June 29, 2:25 PM
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PC: Travis Tancayo, retired MFD Battalion Chief

An estimated 40 acres of brush burned in a mid-day fire on Molokaʻi on Sunday.

The fire was first reported at 11:31 a.m. on Sunday, June 28, 2020 in the area of 3213 Maunaloa Highway in  Hoʻolehua.

Personnel with the Maui Police Department made contact with several residents of the area to advise them of the situation, but no individuals were displaced and no injuries were reported.

Crews responding to the scene included: Engine 9, Engine 4, Tanker 4, Engine 12, Relief Engine 4, Relief Tanker 4 and the department’s Air 1 helicopter.

The fire was brought under control at approximately 12:35 p.m., but crews continued to mop-up and patrol the area overnight.

Maui Fire Department Acting Public Information Officer Chris Stankis said conditions on scene were 83 degrees and winds were blow from the north at 10 to 12 mph.

There were no damages reported and the cause of the fire is undetermined.

PC: Travis Tancayo, retired MFD Battalion Chief

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