HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Maui Fire Department (MFD) responded to a brush fire in Kihei that damaged trees, a fence and an irrigation system on Friday, Sept. 3.
According to officials, the incident happened just before 1:30 p.m. and was located at Piikea Ave near the Liloa Drive roundabout. The fire was initially reported to be about 3 feet by 12 feet.
However, when firefighters arrived at the scene, the blaze had grown due to strong and gusty winds, MFD said. The fire was brought under control at 2:35 p.m. and was fully extinguished around 6:46 p.m.
MFD said there was damage to trees and the irrigation system on the Yee’s Orchard property, as well as damage to the irrigation system and landscaping on the greenway area. A fence surrounding the property also suffered damage from the blaze, MFD reported.
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The fire burned for approximately 1.25 acres, MFD said. No injuries were reported, and there are currently no damage cost estimates.