MAHINAHINA, Hawaii (KHON2) — The Maui Fire Department said a brush fire that broke out on Sunday night has burned about 80 acres of land.
According to MFD, the brush fire occurred at around 7:35 p.m. on the mauka side of the Mahinahina Water Treatment Plant — near the Kapalua Airport.
Firefighters said when they arrived on the scene, the working brush fire was being pushed by steady winds. Eventually, light rain fell and the wind began to ease later in the evening making conditions more favorable for crew members.
MFD confirmed the next day that the brush fire was declared 100% contained at 11 a.m. with no further acreage burned. However, crews will continue to monitor the fire.
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The cause of the fire is currently unknown at this time. Maui firefighters are investigating.