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Brush fire scorches macadamia nut field in Wailuku

MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui fire crews battled a brush fire in a Wailuku macadamia nut field late Friday night. 

Firefighters from Wailuku and Kahului responded to reports of brush on fire in the area of Kahekili Hwy and Makaala Dr. around 9:22 p.m. Upon arrival crews found about one-fourth of an acre of grass on fire in the old macadamia nut fields about a quarter-mile above the highway. Residents on Haunani St. reported seeing flames and smoke in the fields. 

The fire was brought under control at around 9:42 p.m., and extinguished shortly before 10:30 p.m.

No structures were threatened and no injuries were reported. 

The cause of the fire was undetermined, according to MFD. 

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