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Firefighters Battle Flare Ups in Kaunakakai

January 31, 2012, 6:15 AM HST
* Updated January 31, 8:26 AM
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File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters continue mop-up operations today at a 200-acre brush fire first reported on Sunday in Kaunakakai.

On Monday, the fire remained contained, with reports of a few flare-ups within the burn area.

The fire was first reported at around 1 p.m. on January 29, 2012, off of Hoomalu Drive on Molokai.

At the height of the blaze, the fire came within 50 feet of homes in Kalamaula Mauka and caused $5,000 damage to a shipping container at the site.

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On Monday,the Maui Fire Department’s Engine-4, Engine-9, Engine-12, Tanker-4, and Ladder-3 were on scene, along with wildland support and a county tanker.

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Crews had planned to monitor the area overnight.

No additional damages or injuries were reported.

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