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Crews Extinguish Small Brush Fires in Pūlehu and Lahaina

February 27, 2017, 4:23 AM HST
* Updated February 27, 4:29 AM
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Maui firefighters responded to reports of small brush fires in Kula and Lahaina on Saturday.

Kula firefighters responded to a brush fire on Pūlehu Road after a passing motorist reported it at around 5:15 a.m. early Saturday morning, Feb. 25, 2017.

The Kula fire crew arrived at 5:27 a.m. and extinguished two, 10 x 10 foot brush fires a short distance off the shoulder of Pūlehu Road, mauka of ʻŌpalipali Place.

The fires were 30 feet apart. Crews had the fire extinguished at 5:45 a.m.

At 1:43 p.m. Saturday afternoon, fire crews in Lahaina extinguished a 50 x 50 foot grass and rubbish fire in a vacant lot mauka of Honoapiʻilani Highway near Prison Street.

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A Lahaina engine and water tanker were on scene at 1:50 p.m. and brought the fire under control at 2:05 p.m. No structures were threatened. The fire was called extinguished at 2:30 p.m.

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The cause of both fires was undetermined.

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