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2 treated for asthma due to heavy smoke from brush fire near Kahului Airport

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KAHULUI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

At least two employees at the Kahului Airport were treated for asthma as heavy smoke from a nearby brush fire blew into the facility on Tuesday afternoon, the state Department of Transportation said.

About 12 firefighters battled the small brush fire, which scorched about 7 acres near the airport, at around 11:20 a.m.

The DOT said no commercial flights were impacted and that smoke was a big factor at the airport.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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