All shelters on Maui close, but they could reopen if conditions from fire worsen

All shelters on Maui close, but they could reopen if conditions from fire worsen
A large brush fire has closed down Kuihelani Highway from Honoapiilani to Maui Lano Parkway Thursday morning. (Source: Maui Fire Department)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - All shelters that were open on Maui in response to a major wildfire have been closed Friday, but officials said two of them may reopen if conditions worsen.

Officials say the following shelters may reopen.

  • War Memorial Gymnasium, where 170 people were reported to be seeking shelter.
  • Kamalii Elementary School, where 253 people were seeking shelter.

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