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Brush Fire Burns in Fallow Pāʻia Sugar Cane Field

April 16, 2016, 11:29 PM HST
* Updated April 18, 5:21 AM
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BRUSH FIRE PAIA: 4 p.m. 4/16/16, Report of a brush fire near Baldwin Beach Park in Paia. Photo credit: Stephanie Boteilho

BRUSH FIRE PAIA: 4 p.m. 4/16/16, Report of a brush fire near Baldwin Beach Park in Paia.
Photo credit: Stephanie Boteilho

A brush fire on Saturday afternoon burned a fallow sugar cane field east of Baldwin Beach Park in Pāʻia before being brought under control.

The incident was reported at 3:49 p.m. on Saturday, April 16.

When crews arrived on scene at 3:55 p.m., just over a half-acre of mixed brush and cane was burning.

The Pāʻia crew and a Kahului water tanker brought the fire under control at 4:15 p.m. and had it extinguished at 4:46 p.m.

The cause of the fire was undetermined.

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