HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials said fires were located all over the island of Maui in different regions.
“Fire and police suspect someone is intentionally setting them,” said Maui Mayor Michael Victorino.
According to officials, the incident happened between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 12.
MFD said they responded to a total of seven brush fire calls in Central Maui.
The fires prompted road closures, and two homes were evacuated off Kamaile Street.
This video was captured in Wailuku, Maui at the corner of Kahekili Highway and Maka’ala Drive on May 12, 2022. (Courtesy: Erin McCargar)
Kahekili Highway and Makaala Drive is closed between Kamaile Street and Waiehu Beach Road.
Homes on Kamaile Street in Wailuku Country Estates were evacuated due to the blaze.
Maui Veterans Highway was reopened near the front of the Armory after a fire near the road prompted both lanes to be closed.
Officials said no injuries or damage were reported. The cause of the fires is suspicious in nature and currently under investigation.