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Maui crews save Hana Highway cottage threatened by brush fire

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:23 a.m. HST, Jul 21, 2013

Maui firefighters Saturday put out a brush fire that threatened a cottage on the Hana Highway.

The half-acre blaze broke out just past 4 p.m. near mile marker 10.

Responding to the fire were an engine company from Paia and a tanker from Kahului, according to a Maui Fire Department news release.

The fire, mauka of the highway, came within inches of the cottage before being brought under control at 5:09 p.m., the department said.

The highway remained open as crews battled the blaze, which was extinguished at 6:02 p.m.

The cause was undetermined. It was uncertain if the cottage was occupied at the time of the fire.

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