Shuttered plantations’ fallow land poses huge risk of fires
By Andrew Gomes email@example.com
July 13, 2019
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Gov. David Ige declared Maui County a disaster area in an emergency proclamation Friday. The South Maui brush fire that began Thursday burned 12,000 acres by Friday evening.
BRYAN BERKOWITZ / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER
Smoke encompassed the recently decommissioned Puunene Sugar Mill on Maui as crews battled a fire that broke out Friday afternoon. The fire in South Maui that began Thursday has scorched at least 9,000 acres.