Molokai Firefighters Respond to Two Small Brushfires
By Wendy Osher
Firefighters on Molokai responded to two separate brush fire incidents on Monday afternoon, June 11, 2012.
The first was reported at 3:40 p.m. at a new subdivision in Kalamaula off of Likelike Street.
A brush fire burned an estimated three acres, mostly within a gulch, before it was extinguished at 7 p.m. last night, said fire officials. Crews from Engine 4, Tanker 4 and Engine 9 were dispatched to the scene.
A separate fire was reported at 3:44 p.m. off of Mohala Street in Kaunakakai.
Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga said the fire started in an abandoned vehicle and spread to vegetation in the immediate area, burning a total 30 by 30 foot area. Crews from Engine 12 responded to the scene.
The cause of both fires was undetermined; there were no injuries reported; and there were no monetary loss at either blaze.