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Wailuku fire results in evacuations, closure of Kahekili Highway

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A fire in Wailuku burned approximately three acres and was 90% contained by 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 12, 2022. The fire was reported in heavy brush mauka of Kahekili Highway.

Homes on Kohukoku Place were evacuated earlier as a precaution, according to fire officials. Maui police said homes on Camille Street in Wailuku Country Estates were also evacuated earlier in the day at around 1:24 p.m.

Crews will remain on scene into the evening as they work toward 100% containment. The Kahekili Highway was closed for several hours, and reopened to traffic at 8:45 p.m.

This was the third of a half dozen fires reported across Central Maui on Thursday afternoon. Maui Fire Department confirmed that the seven fire calls today between a 90-minute time span in Central Maui are suspicious in nature and under investigation. More details are available here.

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Wailuku fire near Wailuku Country Estates along Kahekili Highway. PC: Kehaulani Cerizo (5.12.22)
Wailuku fire near Wailuku Country Estates along Kahekili Highway. PC: Doreen Bandy (5.12.22)
Wailuku fire near Wailuku Country Estates along Kahekili Highway. PC: Doreen Bandy (5.12.22)
Wailuku fire near Wailuku Country Estates along Kahekili Highway. PC: Doreen Bandy (5.12.22)

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