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August 03, 2020

Investigation into Nine Separate Fires in Kahikinui

Fire officials say crews were initially called to reports of nine separate fires between miles 23 and 27 along the Piʻilani Highway just before midnight (at 11:58 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020). Maui Fire Services Chief Rylan Yatsushiro said all but three are 100% contained.
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August 03, 2020

Maui Fire Crews Continue to Battle Brush Fire in Kahikinui

Maui fire crews remain on the scene of a brush fire in the remote Kahikinui area of Maui that forced evacuations overnight and a road closure. The Piʻilani Highway from Mile 22 to 28 remained closed this morning while crews continue firefighting efforts.  
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October 16, 2016

UPDATE: Kahikinui Brush Fire Flares Up, Chars 90 Acres

At 1:15 p.m. Monday, the size of the flare up was estimated at around 40 additional acres, making the total so far scorched at 90 acres.
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July 15, 2016

12,442 Acres Burned on Maui So Far in 2016

Since the beginning of 2016, Maui County experienced brush fires almost every month, resulting in road closures, heavy traffic, and thousands of acres burned.
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April 14, 2016

Maui Firefighters Respond to Multiple Brush Fires

Maui firefighters responded to multiple small brush fires on Tuesday April 12, including one that rekindled a second time from a brush fire on Nov. 30, 2015.
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February 29, 2016

Kahikinui Brush Fire Now 2 Weeks Old, Mop-Up Continues

Maui fire crews addressed numerous smoke calls on just about every day this past week.
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February 26, 2016

Kahikinui Brush Fire Flare-up Burns Another 300 Acres

The Kahikinui brush fire increased by another 300 acres yesterday after a flare-up Wednesday afternoon jumped firebreaks on the mauka perimeter.
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February 25, 2016

Kahikinui Brush Fire Flare Up Burns Toward Dense Forest

Maui fire crews returned to the scene of a stubborn brush fire in Kahikinui after homesteaders reported a flare-up on Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 24, 2016.
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February 23, 2016

Maui Job Corps Helps Residents Displaced by Kahikinui Fire

Over the last ten years Maui Job Corps has volunteered and donated time to build roadways, plant indigenous and native plants, and install a working water catchment and irrigation system in the remote region. Job Corps representatives say much of the work done has now been destroyed by the fire.
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February 19, 2016

VIDEO: Kahikinui Fire Update 2/19/16, Multiple Flare-Ups

Firefighters continue to battle a large brushfire in the remote and rugged terrain of Kahikinui, with firefighting operations now entering a fourth day. The fire has burned a total of 5,300 acres on the southern slopes of Haleakalā.
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February 18, 2016

Kahikinui Brush Fire Remains Active, 40% Contained

Fire officials say the blaze is still actively burning along the northern, mauka edge, where ground crews were utilizing bulldozers to cut a firebreak.
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February 16, 2016

UPDATE: Kahikinui Brush Fire Burns 5500 Acres, Shelters Open

Fire and police personnel began evacuating homes in the Kahikinui Homesteads area downwind of the fire last night.
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February 11, 2016

Kahikinui Brush Fire Likely Rekindle From Fire in November

Maui firefighters responded to a report of smoldering brush on Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016, at the same site of a previous 25-acre brush fire reported more than two months ago on Nov. 30, 2015.
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November 30, 2015

UPDATE: Kahikinui Brush Fire Scorches 25 Acres

Maui firefighters continued to monitor hot spots overnight at a brush fire in Kahikinui. The fire, which was first reported early Monday morning, Nov. 30, was 90% contained by 5:30 p.m. Fire officials say the blaze burned a total of 25 acres of brush on the mauka side of the Piʻilani Highway between miles 24.5 and 26. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
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April 22, 2015

2 Acre Kahikinui Fire Accidentally Sparked by Welder

A total of two acres of grass alongside the mauka side of Piʻilani Highway burned when a welder constructing an iron gate accidentally caught the grass on fire, said Maui Fire Captain Edward Taomoto.
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