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Two Small Fires in Pāʻia Doused, Unscheduled Cane Burn

August 7, 2015, 4:08 PM HST
* Updated August 7, 4:09 PM
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By Maui Now Staff

Maui firefighters battled two small brush fires along Baldwin Avenue in Pāʻia early Friday morning.

Crews were called to the scene at 2:40 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 7, 2015 and found two separate fires burning within a sugar cane field, just mauka of the Pāʻia Gym, on the Kahului side of Baldwin Avenue.

The fire was brought under control by 2:57 a.m. by Pāʻia firefighters and a Kahului water tanker crew, said Maui Fire Services Officer Edward Taomoto.

About 200 yards separated the two fires, with each fire burning around 2,000 square feet, according to department reports.

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Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Company was notified, since no cane burning was scheduled in the area.

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Authorities say the cause of the fire was undetermined.

There were no structures threatened and no injuries were reported.

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