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Māʻalaea fire burns quarter acre of brush along highway

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An afternoon fire burned about a quarter acre of brush along the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Māʻalaea on Tuesday.

The fire was reported at around 1:22 p.m. on May 10, at Māʻalaea Road and the Honoapiʻilani Highway.

Crews arrived on scene to find a working brush fire along Honoapiʻilani Highway. Firefighters were able to quickly knock it down before it could spread to nearby homes, according to department reports.

As a precaution, residents nearby were evacuated but were able to return very shortly after.

Firefighters dealt with strong and gusty winds on scene.

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The cause of the fire is unknown.

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Crews responding included: Engine 10, Engine 1, and Tanker 10.

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