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Fire burns scrap metal yard, brush on Maui


Maui fire investigators are investigating the cause of a rubbish bin fire that spread to a scrap metal yard and nearby brush Thursday night in Puunene.

Fire companies from Kahului , Wailea , and Wailuku, responded to the rubbish bin fire at 9:38 p.m. at Hammerhead Metals.

Arriving firefighters found about three-quarters of an acre of scrap metal burning. The fire also burned about a quarter-acre of brush.

The brush fire was quickly brought under control. Firefighters got the scrap metal fire under control at 12:35 a.m.

The fire was extinguished at 6:59 a.m.

No one was injured and no monetary losses were reported.

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