Update: Paia brush fire fully contained, 200 acres burned


Courtesy: Maui County

A brush fire reported this morning in Paia has been fully contained as of 1:30 p.m. today, the Maui Fire Department reported.

Firefighters and equipment had fully surrounded the fire, fire officials said. Members of the public are asked to stay out of the burn area because of hazardous conditions. Firefighters continue mop-up operations.

The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m. Friday mauka of Hana Highway in the vicinity of the Maui Country Club. It moved a southerly direction through former sugar cane fields. No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.

Two MFD emergency callback crews responded to the fire scene shortly before noon today. Helicopters are no longer making water drops.

Firefighting resources that also responded include MFD engines 2 and 10, Hazmat unit 10 and tankers 10 and 14. Goodfellow Bros. helped with dozens of tankers, and Mahi Pono has contributed equipment, Maui fire officials said. Other private resources included Alpha Construction and Sunbelt tankers.

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