Kapalua brush fire 80% contained, 550 acres burned

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KAPALUA, Hawaii (KHON2) — A fire that has been burning above Kapalua Airport since Wednesday morning is 80% contained, as of 11:38 a.m. Thursday. The acreage burned is around 550.

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The Maui Fire Department said they will continue securing the perimeter throughout Thursday while Air 1 and Air 2 continue to make water drops.

Smoke from a brush fire burning above the Kapalua Airport can be seen from Molokai on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020.

The fire caused the evacuation of a nearby water treatment plant early Wednesday. There are no reports of damage to structures at this time.

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