'Suspicious' Maui fire burns 30 acres, fully contained - Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

'Suspicious' Maui fire burns 30 acres, fully contained

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KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A large brush fire kept Maui firefighters busy overnight.

The fire broke out just before 9 p.m. Wednesday in the Pulehu area, near Kula.

Firefighters worked through the night to contain the flames.

The fire burned about 30 acres of abandoned sugar cane brush. Originally, difficult terrain made it tough for firefighters to reach the flames.

An official cause has not been given, however fire officials say it was suspicious because crews confirmed it was two separate fires that merged in to one.

The flames were fully contained as of 7:00 a.m., Thursday. No structures were damaged, and no injuries were reported.

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