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Maui Brush Fire 100% Contained

(KHNL) - It's only been summer for a little more than a week. But if the past 8 days are any indication, it's going to be very hot and dry for a while.

It's those dry conditions that helped fuel a brushfire on Maui.

But we finally have good news in the battle to extinguish the flames.

Shortly after 6:30 Friday night, officials on Maui announced the fire is now 100% contained.

Fire fighters have been battling the flames for three days.

And in that time, the fire destroyed two houses and part of a tomato farm.

One of the homes was located in Launiupoko - a subdivision which was evacuated Thursday night.

Families were allowed to return to the area hours later.

The Hawaii Air National guard brought in a chinook helicopter equipped with a 2,000 gallon bucket to help fight the flames. They spent a few hours conducting water drops.

County fire crews will monitor the burn area Friday night for hot spots and any flare ups that may occur.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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