UPDATE: Moloka‘i Fire Scorches 50 Acres, 100% Contained

September 20, 2020, 5:18 PM HST · Updated September 21, 1:42 PM
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UPDATE: (1:13 p.m. Sept. 21, 2020) 

The brush fire first reported on Sunday afternoon on Molokaʻi has since been declared 100% contained as of 10:40 a.m. on Monday morning. Acreage estimate remains the same at approximately 50 acres. Crews will continue mop up operations throughout the day.

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A brush fire that started on Sunday afternoon on Molokaʻi has burned 50 acres and is now 70 percent contained according to Maui Fire officials.

The fire was first reported at around 3 p.m. on Sept. 20, mauka of Kikipua Street in Kaunakakai.

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Crews responding to the scene included two helicopters, three engine companies, two tankers, two emergency callback crews, tankers from the Department of Public Works and Department of Transportation and a Public Works grader.

Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said crews remain on scene to secure the perimeter of the fire and extinguish hotspots.

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