Evacuations lifted after Maui crews contain Wailuku brush fire

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COURTESY: JILL KAISER VIA MAUINOW

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Multiple residences along Piihana Road were evacuated while crews battled a brush fire in Wailuku on Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The Maui Police Department said Kahekili Highway was closed in both directions between Piihana Rd. and Waiehu Beach Rd. at 3:34 p.m. Tuesday.

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Fire officials said the blaze was first reported at 3 p.m. near Piihana Road and Kahekili Highway. Homes along Piihana Road were evacuated earlier in the day but were lifted by 8 p.m., according to Maui fire officials.

There were no reports of injuries and the fire was 100% contained at 6:17 p.m. Tuesday.
The blaze was estimated to have burned 17 acres, no damage was reported to structures in the area.

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