Brushfires Believed to Have Been Intentionally Set

Three small brushfires blazed in Kalama`ula Mauka yesterday morning, and may have been intentionally set, according to the Maui Fire officials.

Molokai firefighters from Kaunakakai, Ho`olehua, and Pukoo were dispatched to a brush fire around 10 a.m. Thursday. Fire crews arrived on scene and discovered three separate fires in light flashy fuels burning at that location, stated Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

Two fires were burning at the corner of Likelike Avenue and Pookela Street. These two fires merged in to one fire approximately a quarter acre in size. The third fire, also a quarter acre in size, was located about 50 yards to the West on Likelike Avenue. Both fires were quickly contained and extinguished.

No damages or injuries were reported and no homes were threatened. Police are investigating the cause of the fires.


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