Maui brush fire prompts closure along portion of Honoapiilani Hwy.


HONOLULU (KHON2) — Maui police closed a portion of Honoapiilani Highway due to a brush fire on Thursday, Aug. 26.

According to officials, the road closure was reported around 2:21 p.m. and the fire was located along Honoapiilani Highway, about a quarter of a mile south of Maalaea Harbor on the makai side of the road.

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Police announced Honoapiilani Highway Wailuku-bound was closed between mile marker 7 to the Maalaea Road intersection heading toward Lahaina around 2:50 p.m. Thursday.

Police said contraflow of the roadway had begun by 3:01 p.m. due to crew working on the makai lane.

Officials said the fire was 100% contained and burned approximately one-acre as of 4:20 p.m.

The cause of the fire is unknown and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

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