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Firefighters battle 2 Maui wind-driven wildfires

Source: Asa Ellison - Wildfire in Kula Source: Asa Ellison - Wildfire in Kula
Source: Asa Ellison - Wildfire in Kula Source: Asa Ellison - Wildfire in Kula

KULA, Hawaii (AP) - Maui firefighters continue to monitor a wind-driven wildfire that prompted an evacuation and damaged three homes.

Fire officials declared the upcountry Kula fire was 90% contained by Tuesday morning. About six acres were burned after the fire started Monday. Firefighters remained on the scene overnight while residents were allowed back into their homes.

One home sustained roof damage while two others sustained minor damages.

The state has closed the Makawao State Forest Reserve because of a separate fire near Olinda Monday. State firefighters had it 40% contained by late afternoon, with four acres of eucalyptus and non-native shrubs burned.

A high-wind advisory was in effect Monday, with winds 15 to 25 mph and gusts up to 50 mph. Winds continue to be strong Tuesday.

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