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Brush fire burns 50 acres in Honokohau Valley, Maui

  • Three Maui hunters needed assistance from Makawao firefighters when they got disoriented by fog and darkness on the Waiakoa Loop Trail early this morning.

    Three Maui hunters needed assistance from Makawao firefighters when they got disoriented by fog and darkness on the Waiakoa Loop Trail early this morning.

A brush fire blackened 50 acres Wednesday in Honokohau Valley on Maui.

Crews were dispatched to the 12:11 p.m. fire at Mile Marker 36.5 and found 20 acres of brush burning on the makai side of Honoapiilani Highway in an old pineapple field, a fire official said.

Fire crews from Napili and Lahaina, and others later from Wailuku and Kahului worked to douse the flames. Two helicopters were also dispatched, and a county Public Works tanker was also used.

The fire was contained at 3:04 p.m.

No one was injured and no damages were reported.

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