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Unscheduled cane fire in Pukalani now contained

Courtesy: Maria Leon Courtesy: Maria Leon
PUKALANI, MAUI (HAWAIINEWSNOW) -

A raging cane fire in the Pukalani area is now contained, according to the Maui Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived around 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, only one acre was burned. But with the strong trade winds, the fire quickly spread to 100 acres just two hours later.

Fire crews say no homes were threatened and no injuries were reported.

Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company personnel confirmed that it started as an unscheduled cane fire. The company will continue to monitor any hot spots.

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