Maui firefighters battle brush fire in Ukumehame

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Maui firefighters responded to a brush fire in the area of Ukumehame. 

It happened around 3:05 p.m. Wednesday. 

On scene, crews found a working fire in heavy brush that was about two acres in size and moving quickly with strong winds in
the area. 

By 5:30 p.m. about 10 acres of brush burned and no structures were threatened. 

Honoapiilani Highway also remains open at this time. 

MFD crews are also currently being assisted by a tanker and dozer from the County of Maui Public Works Dept, as well as a tanker from West Maui Land Co. 

While major progress has been made at controlling this fire, it has yet to be officially declared contained. 

Crews will remain on scene as needed until it is fully contained. 

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