Maui firefighters battle brush fire in Wailua

Maui firefighters battle brush fire in Wailua

WAILUA, Maui (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui firefighters battled a brush fire Thursday morning in Wailua.

According to the Maui Fire Department, the fire broke out around 9:30 a.m. near Hana Highway, between mile markers 20 and 21.

The fire department said it had to use a helicopter to make water drops because the fire crept up a steep embankment on the mauka side of the road, making it difficult for crews to access it.

The fire was extinguished by 11:40 a.m.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The cause is under investigation.

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