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Brush Fire Near “Jaws” Likely Started in Pile of Trash

February 15, 2016, 12:04 PM HST
* Updated February 15, 12:05 PM
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Photo by Wendy Osher.

Photo by Wendy Osher.

Maui firefighters responded to a small brush fire reported at the bottom of Hahana Road, near the surf break often referred to as “Jaws” in Peʻahi on Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016.

The brush fire was reported at 9:55 a.m.  According to department reports, Pāʻia firefighters arrived at 10:14 a.m. to find a 20 by 200 foot fire burning in heavy brush.

The cause of the fire was undetermined, but fire officials say the fire appeared to have started in piles of household trash dumped in the area, which then extended into the brush.

Firefighters brought the fire under control at 10:39 a.m. and called it extinguished at 11:39 a.m.

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