Firefighters battle blaze from weekend to Monday on Haleakala Highway | News, Sports, Jobs
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Firefighters battle blaze from weekend to Monday on Haleakala Highway | News, Sports, Jobs


Firefighters battle blaze from weekend to Monday on Haleakala Highway | News, Sports, Jobs


Maui News

KAHULUI – A brush fire that broke out in the early evening hours of July 6 near 10800 Haleakala Highway kept Maui Fired Department (MFD) crews engaged into Monday morning as they continued aerial drops on hot spots. A total of two to three acres burned.

There were no injuries reported and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. As of Monday morning, the fire was reported to be 100% contained.

“Crews worked through difficult terrain, assisted by Air 1, which made water drops, halting the fire’s advance before sunset Saturday.” MFD informed about this in a press release. “Crews continued to work overnight on hot spots, while heavy equipment worked overnight to secure the perimeter. Crews and Air 1 continued to work Sunday (7/7) to extinguish hot spots and improve containment, and the fire was 90% contained by Sunday night. Crews continued to monitor the area Sunday evening. The fire was declared 100% contained on Monday (7/8) at 8:30 a.m.”

Several units responded to the fire scene, including Engine 13, Engine 10, Tanker 10, Relief Tanker 10, Hazmat 10, Air 1, Battalion Chief, as well as a Tanker from Alpha Construction and Tanker and Heavy Equipment from Haleakala Ranch.

On July 4, MFD responded to seven fire calls in a 24-hour period between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. July 5. Two fire calls in Kihei were unable to be located by either MFD or MPD personnel.

One brush fire occurred in the Lahaina By-Pass area and was confined to about a half-acre, according to MFD. Another brush fire on Molokai was confined to about 20’x 20′.

“There were two dumpster fires, one in Kahului and one on Lanai” MFD informed in a press release. “They did not cause any damage other than damage to the bins themselves. There was also a vehicle fire in Haiku, which only damaged the vehicle involved.”

According to MFD, no fireworks-related injuries have been reported.




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