HONOLULU (KHON2) — A fire on Maui closed Maui Veterans Highway from North Kihei Road to Hansen Road for a few hours. The highway was reopened around 4:40 p.m.
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There were no evacuations but drivers were advised to avoid the area.
Crews will remain on scene throughout the night conducting mop up operations, and further securing the perimeter of the fire.
As of 3:35 p.m. MPD said the fire was 70% contained; an estimated 35 acres was burned.