Maui firefighters responded to eight brush fires in Lahaina early Tuesday morning.
The first fire was reported at about 3:30 a.m. near the Lahaina bypass and Keawe Street. Upon arrival, crews found a grass fire in the median of the Keawe Street section of the Lahaina bypass and another grass fire a quarter-mile south of it.
While crews were fighting those fires, another fire was spotted a mile south of the Lahaina bypass.
Just before 3:45 a.m., another brush fire was reported near Mile Post 17 on Honoapiilani Highway. Wailuku firefighters and a Kahului tanker responded.
Shortly after 4:15 a.m., another brush fire was reported above Leialii Parkway. Napili and Lahaina firefighters responded. Officials say three separate fires were found at that site.
Just after 4:45 a.m., another brush fire was spotted above Wahikuli Road. Lahaina crews responded and found a grass fire near the old cane haul road and about 50 feet away from nearby homes.
All eight fires were extinguished by about 6 a.m. Officials believe the fires may have been intentionally set.
Fire inspectors are conducting an ongoing investigation.
No injuries were reported.
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