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Maui brush fires extinguished on Sunday and Monday

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The Maui Fire Department reported today that its crews extinguished two small brush fires late Sunday night and early Monday morning.

At 11:11 p.m. on Sunday, Kahului firefighters responded to a brush fire reported on Pulehu Road and found a strip of grass and brush burning next to the roadway about a mile mauka of the Central Maui Landfill. The fire was extinguished at 11:51 p.m. The cause of the fire was undetermined, and no structures were threatened.

At 5:06 a.m. on Monday, Lahaina firefighters responded to another brush fire on the Lahaina Bypass near Hokiokio Place. Firefighters arrived at 5:16 a.m. and found a quarter-acre of brush on fire next to Kauaula stream, about 100 yards mauka of the Lahaina Bypass. Crews had the fire under control at 5:54 a.m. and extinguished at 7 a.m.

The fire burned a homeless encampment next to the stream as well as the surrounding brush, and appeared to be from a cooking fire. No one was on scene when crews arrived. No injuries were reported.

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