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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

No injuries, damage reported in West Maui fire

Advertiser Staff

Firefighters are responding to a brush fire that was first reported at 2:25 p.m. today in the Ukumehame area of West Maui. There have been no reported injuries or damage to structures.

Three helicopters and the Fire Department's wildland fire crew were dispatched to assist fire crews. Meanwhile, four of the six water tankers on scene have been provided by West Maui Land Co., Kiewit Pacific Co., Goodfellow Brothers Inc. Maui officials said the fire is reported to be burning mauka with light winds from the south. The fire is estimated to be burning about 100 acres. Traffic is not being affected.