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Fire Burns Brush Near Ceramic Tile in Kahului

June 24, 2012, 5:25 PM HST
* Updated June 24, 5:26 PM
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Brush fire along Ka’ahumanu Avenue at Ceramic Tile Plus. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters on Maui responded to a small brush fire across the street from the Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center today.

The fire was reported at 2:01 p.m. on Sunday, June 24, 2012, in an area of from on the East side of the Ceramic Tile Plus property along Ka’ahumanu Avenue.

The fire burned a 25-foot by 50-foot area of brush.  Fire officials say only brush was burned, and no monetary losses were reported.

Crews responding to the scene included firefighters from Engine 1 out of Wailuku; Rescue 10 from Kahului; and Tanker 10 from Kahului.

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The fire forced the brief closure of the right hand turn lane on Kahului Beach Road onto Ka’ahumanu Avenue.

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The fire was called under control at 2:10 p.m., and extinguished at 2:36 p.m.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire was undetermined.

Brush fire along Ka’ahumanu Avenue at Ceramic Tile Plus. Photo by Wendy Osher.

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