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Update: Crews douse brush fire along Haleakalā Highway

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VC: Frank Deutsch

Brush fire along Haleakalā Highway

Update: (5:31 p.m. Friday, March 11, 2022)

Fire crews doused a small brush fire along the side of the Haleakalā Highway at Kehua Junction Friday afternoon.

The fire was first reported at 12:10 p.m., and burned an area of brush approximately 150 feet long, according to department reports.

Maui fire officials say the cause of the fire was undetermined. Crews brought the fire under control at 12:25 p.m., and had the blaze extinguished by 2:05 p.m.

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Traffic along the highway was temporarily disrupted while crews responded to the incident.

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Responding units included: Engine 5, Engine 10, Tanker 10, and a Battalion Chief.

Brush fire along Haleakalā Highway. (3.11.22) PC: Val Toro

Previous Post: (12:23 p.m. 3.11.22)

Maui fire crews and first responders are on the scene of a brush fire along the Haleakalā Highway. Motorists reported seeing smoke and flames in the area off of the shoulder of the highway in the makai bound direction at around 12:23 p.m. on Friday, March 11, 2022. Ground crews were on scene at last report, with several fire trucks responding. Crews were using the shoulder and outside lane to stage equipment for initial firefighting efforts.

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*This post will be updated with further information as it becomes available.

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