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Maui brush fire burned near Lahainaluna High School

Fire burned about two acres of brush near the Lahainaluna High School campus on Monday.

Maui firefighters responding to a 12:56 p.m. alarm found dry grass and brush burning in a vacant lot above the school’s football field.

A Maui Fire Department helicopter conducted water drops to prevent the fire from spreading upslope.

The fire was brought under control by 1:30 p.m. and fully extinguished at 4:26 p.m.

No injuries were reported and no structures were threatened. The cause of the fire was undetermined.

On Sunday morning, Maui firefighters extinguished a brush fire that burned about five acres in Kihei since the previous afternoon.

The fire broke out on the mauka side of Pillani Highway near Kaonoulu Street at about 2:40 p.m. Saturday, a Maui Fire Department spokesman said.

Responding firefighters found a half-acre area on fire and the flames spreading quickly. Additional crews responded, and firefighters used a helicopter to make water drops to prevent the fire from crossing over a gulch.

Firefighters contained the fire by 3:40 p.m. and left the scene about 7 p.m.

Crews made checks overnight and called the fire extinguished at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. The cause was undetermined.

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