Maui crews battle brush fire near Haleakala

Firefighters are working to put out a brush fire on the southern slopes of Haleakala.

It began at 12:45 p.m. near mile marker 22 of Piilani Highway, near Kahikinui Homesteads.

Upon arrival, firefighters found approximately two acres burning with winds blowing from 20-25 mph.

Makawao and Kula fire engines, two water tankers and Air 1 are working to contain the fire to the mauka side of the highway.

The cause is unknown at this time.

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