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Two brushfires on Maui remain under investigation

LAHAINA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) – Fire officials on Maui are investigating two brushfires that broke out Tuesday on West Maui. Firefighters used a chopper to help battle a brushfire in Ukumehame. Heavy smoke prompted officials to shut down Honoapilani Highway for a few hours Tuesday night. It has since been reopened.

The Ukumehame fire burned an estimated 20 acres. The blaze came within 40 feet of the highway at one point. Fire fighters were on scene Wednesday morning performing mop-up operations and watching for flare-ups.

Earlier Tuesday, a fire broke out near Launiupoko. That blaze scorched two acres and impacted two utility poles. No one was injured in either incident and both fires remain under investigation.

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