POSTED: 8:34 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2012
LAST UPDATED: 9:42 p.m. HST, Jan 11, 2012
Maui firefighters put out a brush fire that destroyed a homeless encampment today in Lahaina.
Firefighters responded to an alarm about 3 p.m. and found the blaze in a 4,000-square-foot homeless camp mauka of Prison Street with homeless people fleeing, said Maui Fire Department spokesman Lee Mainaga.
Firefighters put out the fire by 4:30 p.m. No one was hurt.
Mainaga said a fire investigator could not determine the cause.