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Maui firefighters extinguish brush fire in Maalaea area

Maui firefighters this afternoon extinguished a brush fire in the Maalaea area along Honoapiilani Highway.

The Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety responded to the blaze amid gusty trade winds at around 1:30 p.m. Firefighters briefly evacuated nearby residents from their houses, but the fire was contained before it spread to the buildings.

Only about a quarter of an acre was burned by the fire, which was extinguished just after 2:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

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