HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui County says a brush fire that started in Kaanapali has “stabilized” and poses no active threat.
The county first announced the fire at around 1:20 p.m. and by 2:05 p.m. firefighters were able to stop its forward progress in Anapuni Loop.
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Traffic at W Mahi Pua and Kualapa places have been closed off and residents on those streets have been evacuated.
The county said those temporarily displaced can seek refuge at Napili Park.
Text within a social media post by the county when the incident first unfolded said:
“LEVEL 3 GO NOW Evacuation order for an active brush fire at the Anapuni Loop.”
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Firefighters are working to extinguish the blaze.
In a more recent update from Maui County officials, the fire burned 7 acres and is now 85% contained.
The 5 p.m. evacuation order was lifted, meaning residents are free to return home but are advised to be careful while traveling through the area since emergency personnel is still working.