Maui firefighters dealt with two brush fires

Maui firefighters dealt with two brush fires on Friday, one of them possibly caused by fireworks.

The first was on Maui Lani Pwkwy., near the Dunes at Maui Lani golf course, where patrons of the clubhouse and the course’s restaurant were evacuated.

Engine companies from Kahului, Wailuku, Makawao, and Air-1 arrived to an area, just east of the restaurant, with approximately three acres of dry brush involved in fire.

The fire was called under control at 12:20 p.m.

Crews are still on the scene conducting mop up operations. No structures were threatened and no damages were reported.

The cause of the fire was determined to be fireworks related, with evidence found on the scene during an investigation.

While working the Maui Lani brush fire, fire fighters were alerted to another brush fire that started at Mahaolu and Hoomoku Sts.

Fire crews responded and arrived to find an area about a half-acre in size burning.

This fire was extinguished at 12:52 p.m. No damages or injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is undetermined and is still under investigation.



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