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Waiehu Brush Fire in Old Mac Nut Fields Burns 1/4 Acre

November 8, 2014, 3:25 PM HST
* Updated November 8, 3:27 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

A fire burned about a quarter acre of grass and brush off of the Kahekili Highway before being brought under control on Friday night, Nov. 7, 2014.

Fire crews from Wailuku and Kahului responded to reports of the fire located in the old macadamia nut fields, about a quarter mile mauka of the highway just north of Makaʻala Drive.

The incident was reported at around 9:22 p.m.  Fire officials say crews arrived on scene at 9:34 p.m., brought the fire under control by 9:42 p.m., and had the fire extinguished by 10:25 p.m.

According to department reports, residents on Haunani Street in Waiehu Heights reported seeing flames and smoke in macadamia nut fields.

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No injuries were reported, and no structures were threatened during the incident.

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