Two unscheduled cane fires burn on Maui, Baldwin Ave. closed

Photo: County of Maui
Photo: County of Maui

Two unscheduled cane fires are burning in Paia.

The first fire was reported at 1:47 p.m. Wednesday across the street from Holy Rosary Church.

As a result, Baldwin Avenue is closed between the church and Paia Gym.

Maui Fire Department officials say the fire, which is approximately 3-5 acres in size, is roughly 75 percent contained.

The second fire was reported at 3 p.m. in a gulch on Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company land and is being handled by company personnel.

It is 5 acres, and is about 75 percent contained. At about 4:15 p.m. the fire was transferred to Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company. No injuries or damages were reported.

Photo: County of Maui
Photo: County of Maui
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