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Firefighters extinguish East Maui brush fire on steep terrain

Maui firefighters managed to extinguish a brush fire in about two hours Thursday morning in East Maui, despite difficult conditions.

A Hana engine and water tanker responded to the 9:28 a.m. report of a brush fire in Wailua.

Firefighters got to the scene at 10:04 a.m. and found a 50- by 100-foot fire burning next to Hana Highway, the Maui Fire Department reported in a news release.

The fire had crept up a steep embankment on the mauka side of the highway, making it difficult to get to and extinguish, the Fire Department said.

MFD’s Air 1 helicopter was also used to make water drops.

The fire was extinguished at 11:40 a.m.

The cause of the blaze is undetermined. No damages or injuries were reported.

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