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BRIEF: Kailua Brush Fire Burns Half-Acre

October 28, 2011, 8:13 AM HST
* Updated October 28, 10:08 AM
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By Maui Now staff

A brush fire just past the Kailua area of East Maui burned a half-acre before being brought under control on Thursday afternoon, October 27.

The Maui Fire Department’s Air-1 helicopter was able to reach the scene within 20 minutes to assist with water drops.

Maui fire officials say the helicopter assistance prevented the blaze from spreading to an area of thick grass, and suppressed the fire until other units arrived.

It took units from Kahului and Paia approximately 45 minutes to reach the remote location, located near Mile Post 10, on the mauka side of the Hana Highway (Hwy 360).

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The fire was reported at 4:37 p.m.; was under control at 5:44 p.m.; and was extinguished by 6:25 p.m.

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