Maui brush fire fully contained; 80 acres scorched

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Published: Jul. 22, 2019 at 9:05 PM HST
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SOUTH MAUI, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) -Firefighters on Maui have fully contained a brush fire that kept them busy for most of Monday.

It was burning north of the Maui Meadows subdivision

Around 7:45 p.m., fire officials said it was fully contained. An estimated 80 acres were burned.

No homes are threatened, but the fire slowed traffic on Pi’ilani Highway at one point in the day.

Multiple units responded to the fire on land and in the air.

Officials added that the fire was burning in light brush and kiawe, and dozers were working to secure a perimeter.

This story may be updated.

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