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Pūlehu Brush Fire Sparked by Vehicle Accident

July 3, 2018, 7:55 AM HST
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Pūlehu Brushfire 7.2.18. PC: Maui Fire Department

A two-car accident on Pūlehu Road sparked a four acre brush fire below the Central Maui Landfill on Monday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 4:50 p.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018.

Vehicle occupants were cared for and were not impacted by the fire, according to Maui Fire Department officials.

Once on scene, crews found approximately a quarter acre of brush on fire, with steady winds allowing the fire to grow quickly.

By 6:30 p.m., the fire was nearly contained and posed no threats to homes or structures.

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Crews remained on scene into the evening to extinguish the fire and monitor hot spots.

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Engine 10, Rescue 10, and Tanker 10 from Kahului were initially dispatched to assist with both the vehicle occupants and resulting fire.

Also assisting with fire control were: Engine 1 (Wailuku), Tanker 14 (Wailea), Hazmat 10 (Kahului), and the department’s Air 1 helicopter.

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