Unknown cause of brush fire currently scorching Kapalua Airport area

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KAPALUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Firefighters will continue their work through the night after a brush fire broke out near the Kapalua Airport on Sept. 30 just before 11 a.m.

A water treatment plant was evacuated as the Maui Fire Department fought back a brush fire. State DOT airport firefighters, DLNR and private dozers and tankers were also on-scene assisting with the firefighting.

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As of 8 p.m. the fire was 50 percent contained. Around 2:30 p.m. officials said that the fire encompassed an estimated 450 acres. They were not able to provide an update on the acreage scorched in their recent report.

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