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Welders accidentally cause Central Maui brush fire

  • COURTESY MAUI FIRE DEPARTMENT

    The Maui Fire Department has brought a two-acre Central Maui brush fire under control this afternoon.

The Maui Fire Department has brought a two-acre Central Maui brush fire under control Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was accidentally started by welders working on a pipe. They threw slag from welding operations, which started the blaze, MFD said in a news release.

Welders tried to douse the fire with extinguishers, but were unable to do so.

The fire was reported at about 2:15 p.m. off the Maui Veterans Highway, just north of the Central Maui Baseyard.

MFD sent two units and a tanker from Mahi Pono assisted. They contained the blaze at 2:43 p.m. and extinguished it at 3:53 p.m.

Winds were blowing 10 mph to 15 mph.

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