UPDATE: 911 service restored on Molokai, brushfires under control

MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Maui Fire Department says the brushfires which knocked out 911 service for the island of Molokai are under control.

Department officials said there were two fires in different locations, both reported at 1:34 p.m. The first fire was located along Maunaloa Highway, mile marker 3 and burned approximately 5,000 square feet.

The second fire was reported about a quarter of a mile past the first, heading in the airport direction, and burned an estimated 15 to 20 acres.

Officials say the brushfires damaged Hawaiian Telcom equipment and 911 services were lost for the island of Molokai. County fire fighters got the fires contained at around 3:30 p.m.

Hawaiian Telcom says on Lanai at least a 1,000 landline customers out and abour 3,000 customers are out on Molokai. The phone comany says it sustained fiber damage on the Molokai line that feeds to Lanai and Molokai customers.

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