Waikō Fire Burns 1.32 Acres of Brush and Kiawe

August 24, 2020, 4:52 AM HST · Updated August 24, 4:54 AM
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Waiko Road Fire: Maui fire crews remain on the scene of a brush fire near the Waiko Rd / Kuihelani Hwy intersection. #MauiNow #Waiko #MauiFire

Posted by MauiNow.com on Sunday, August 23, 2020

A Sunday afternoon brush fire near the Kūihelani Highway, Waikō Road intersection burned an estimated 1.32 acres of brush and kiawe before being brought under control.

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The fire was reported at 12:18 p.m.  Conditions on scene included temperatures in the 80s and gusty trade winds blowing at 10 to 20 mph.

The department utilized its Air-1 helicopter as well as engines from Wailuku, Kahului and Makawao, a mini-tanker from Wailuku, a Wildland crew from Kahului and tankers from Kahului and Wailea.  A Battalion Chief was also on scene.

The fire was brought under control at around 1:30 p.m.   The cause of the fire was undetermined at last report and there were no damages reported.

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