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Large brush fire breaks out in Haiku, coming within 5 feet of homes

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HAIKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The Maui Fire Department battled a large brush fire that came within 5 feet of nearby homes in Haiku late Wednesday.

The fire sparked around 6:30 p.m. on the makai side of Hana Highway and Haiku Road.

Fire officials confirmed at least six homes were saved. The residents of those homes were evacuated, but it’s not known if they have been allowed to return yet.

The fire was contained just after midnight, and firefighters left the scene around 1 a.m., according to officials. 

There were no reports of injuries.

Hana Highway, between Haiku and Pauwela roads, was temporarily closed but it has since been reopened.

The size and the cause of the fire remain under investigation.

This story will be updated. 

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