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UPDATE: Police Stop Traffic Near Hansen Road Due to Landfill Fire

UPDATE at 6:30 PM: The road is now open.

Pulehu Road in Kahului is currently closed, as of 5:25 p.m., to traffic between Hansen Road and the y-intersection above it.

This is the second fire to burn in the area Friday. Officials say the fire is burning in an area two miles above the Central Maui Landfill, where the earlier fire burned.

High winds in the area are creating visibility issues, making the area dangerous to drive.

Emergency crews are on scene, including Maui Police and Fire Departments and County of Maui Water Tankers.

It is unclear whether or not the earlier fire continues to burn.

Stay with MAUIWatch as we continue to track the fire and related closures.

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