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Maui brush fire fully contained

WAILUKU>> A brush fire that had burned about 25 acres and disrupted traffic on Maui has been fully contained.

Maui County spokeswoman Mahina Martin said Tuesday that firefighters are conducting mop up operations and will monitor the burn area for flare-ups.

She says the cause of the fire is under investigation.

The fire was first reported early Tuesday afternoon in the Kahului area. Heavy smoke and high winds closed portions of Hana Highway and Hansen Road, which were later reopened.

Fire crews from Kahului, Paia, Makawao and Wailea fought the fire, with assistance from the State Division of Forestry and Wildlife, two helicopters, and heavy equipment from Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company and the county.

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