Fire in Remote Area Above Kihei Junction Under Control

KIHEI (KHNL) -- A fire located in a remote mountainside area off of Honoapiilani Highway near the Kihei junction at Kuihelani Highway was brought under control shortly after 12:30 Thursday afternoon.

The fire burned about 15 acres since first reported at 2:55 a.m. Thursday morning.

Air One and nine firefighters were dispatched.

No injuries were reported.

There are no homes in the vicinity and nearby roads were not affected.

Fire officials monitored the scene for flare ups through the night.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.