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Puukolii brush fire scorches 30 acres

July 30, 2012
Lahaina News

KAANAPALI - Maui Fire Department responded to a brush fire near Puukolii Road on Sunday at 3:57 p.m.

Engine 3, Ladder 3, Tanker 3, Engine 11 and Air 1 were among the units on-scene.

By 8:30 p.m., the fire was called 50 percent contained.

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The fire was reported Sunday afternoon along Puukolii Road in Kaanapali. Photos by Kathy Coombs.

Crews remained to monitor and mop up throughout the night. Approximately 42 firefighters worked on the fire.

The blaze got as close as 50 feet to Kaanapali homes.

At 12:15 p.m. Monday, the fire was called 100 percent contained but not extinguished.

Crews will be monitoring the fire ground throughout the day.

The cause has not yet been determined. There were no injuries or damages reported.



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