Paia Brush Fire Fully Contained

County of Maui photo.

A brush fire reported Friday morning in Paia has been fully contained as of 1:30 p.m. The blaze burned approximately 200 acres.

Maui Fire Department firefighters and equipment had fully surrounded the fire, according to fire officials.

Members of the public are being asked to stay out of the burn area because of hazardous conditions. Firefighters continue mop-up operations in the area.

The fire was reported at 8:37 a.m., 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. 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 also contributed equipment, per MFD. Other private resources included Alpha Construction and Sunbelt tankers.

There were no road closures or evacuations.



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